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Oil of Spikenard  - Essential Oil
For Spiritual Anointing and Relaxing

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Oil of Spikenard is a spiritual oil that is relaxing, centering and grounding. It was highly regarded in India as a perfume, skin tonic and health-supporting.

Spikenard is sometimes referred to as Nard, Jatamansi or Indian Valerian. The name Indian Valerian gets its name because it is in the same family as Valerian.

As a matter of fact, Valerian Essential Oil is often adulterated and cut with Spikenard because therapeutic grade Valerian is fairly expensive oil.

Oil of spikenard is in Animal Scents Pet Shampoo that I use for my dog and my horses. It is also in a professionally made blend called Exodus II.

This section is a fun and easy reference guide for Spikenard. It will tell you how to use it and what to use it for. It will also provide you with some fun suggestions, safety precautions for you and your pet!

As I receive new tips and testimonials for Spikenard essential oil they will be added to the page, so check back frequently!

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What is the Genus Species? Nardostachys jatamansi

Why is this Information Important? There are several species of Spikenard, so it is always a good idea to order your oils by common name and genus species. For instance, I have seen American Spikenard (Aralia racemosa), labeled generically as Spikenard. This is not the same plant or oil and has different properties.

Where is the Name Derived From? Nardostachys is a Persian word referring to the nard plant. Jatamansi comes from the Sanskrit name from where it is found in India.

Why is this Information so Important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!

What Part of the Plant is Used? Roots

What is the ORAC Value: 54,800 µTE/100g

What Does this Number Mean? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Spinach = 1,400; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!

Most Interesting Historical Reference?

Did you know that spikenard was one of the last oils received by Jesus before his arrest? Yes, Mary of Bethany anointed Jesus’ feet at the Last Supper with a salve of spikenard. Spikenard is referred to in the bible at least seven times.

What are the Plant Properties? Relaxing and calming.

What are the Documented Spikenard Benefits and Uses?  Easing stress and spiritual connection. Supports healthy skin.

What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its earthy aroma is soothing and relaxing.

What is Nan's Mental (Mindset), Emotional and Spiritual Interpretation of this Oil?

Spikenard is a very spiritual oil. It has been used in Egypt, and by priests and kings, as anointing oil and to induce meditation.

This oil will help us release the need to control and rebel against power and authority figures. For those who misuse the power of will, this will be good oil for emotional release work. In the positive sense, it will reconnect us spiritually.

What Chakra is Affected? The soar plexus and heart chakras are opened.

What is the Corresponding Chakra Color? Yellow-green.

How Doo I Use It?

Use NEAT, then

  • Apply several drops (2-4) on location
  • Apply to chakras
  • Directly inhale
  • Diffuse, or
  • May be used as a dietary supplement.

Can this Oil be Used for Animals? Yes, however, I usually do not use it as a single oil. But, it can be used similarly to Valerian because it has calming and relaxing qualities.

Also, it is beneficial and gentle enough to use on the skin for animals. And that is why you find it in one of my favorite pet products, Animal Scents Pet Shampoo This is a very gentle shampoo that I use for my dog and my horses. It helps to repel insects and fleas and is supports healthy skin.

Note About Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus and pine oils in particular that are not of therapeutic grade! Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.

What are the Safety Precautions? Use therapeutic grade essential oils only if you want results. Oil of Spikenard has no contraindications.

Essential Oil Trivia?

Did you know that Spikenard is one of the most highly regarded plants in India? It has been used as a perfume, medicinal herb and a skin tonic.

Did you know that Oil of Spikenard was used in a preparation called Kyphi? Kyphi a mixture of spikenard, juniper, myrrh and cinnamon was thought to appease gods and improve meditation!

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Tips and Testimonials from an Essential Oil User

Diffuse spikenard to release occasional nervous tension and relax the emotional body.

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