Spikenard can be very calming/grounding to the nervous system and the mind. Excellent in insomnia blends, particularly when you're having difficulty quieting your mind. Spikenard can help with anxiety and during times of transition. It can be used for women who have a heavy menses and/or cramping, as it can have a balancing effect. Its cooling, anti-inflammatory qualities make it helpful in cold compresses for rashes and fevers. It is a nice addition to blends that support aging skin, particularly with lavender.
Latin Name: Nardostachys jatamansi
Country of Origin: Nepal
Extraction Method: Steam distilled roots
Base note with a deep, earthy, sweet, woody aroma.
Homeopathic remedies should be stored away from spikenard. Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.
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