Spikenard Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Spikenard Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Nardostachys jatamansi

Oil Overview

Spikenard essential oil has an earthy, harsh wood like smell that is slightly musty. It is golden yellow in colour having medium consistency.

Oil Sources

Spikenard originated in Nepal and is extracted using steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Bornyl acetate, valeranone, jonon, tetramenthyloxatricylodecanol, menthylthymyl-ether and 1,8-cineol.

Aroma

Earthy, Woodsy

Therapeutic Properties:

Anti inflammatory, Antipyretic, Antiseptic, Laxative, Sedative, Tonic

Possible Uses

Insomnia, Migraine, Rashes, Wounds

Warnings

Pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers

Detail of Warnings

It should be avoided during pregnancy.

Compatible Combination Oils

Lavender, Patchouli, Pine, Vetiver

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