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Also known as Jatamansi, Nard and Himalayan Nard, Green Spikenard is a premium essential oil. This new batch distilled Nov 2017 contains 5.4% Jatamansone.
Spikenard is a sacred oil of ancient repute to encourage devotion, promote relaxation, open the mind during meditation, and spiritual anointing. In the biblical verse John 12:3 it is said that Spikenard oil was used by Mary to anoint Jesus' feet: "Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume."
Some say Spikenard shares similar aromatic notes with Valerian. Spikenard and Valerian are close relatives and do have similar aroma from Valencene and Valerinic acid; Spikenard is much sweeter, earthy and far less pungent. There are synthetic 'fantasy aromas' of Spikenard that have a deep woody resinous smell and should not be confused with pure Spikenard essential oil. Should you be unfamiliar with how true Spikenard should smell we encourage you to try a sample first.
Aroma-therapeutically Spikenard is said to help with migraine headaches, insomnia, and anxiety. The antioxidant effects of Spikenard are claimed beneficial in mature skin care creams, lotions, toners and tonics. Spikenard is an anti-spasmodic recommended for use in massage.
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