Synonyms: Himalayan nard, nard, Indian nard
Cultivation: USDA and EcoCert organic cultivation in Nepal
Composition: 100% Spikenard essential oil, certified organic by USDA and EcoCert
Extraction: Water-steam distillation of Spikenard roots
Active Constituents: Sesquiterpenes: valeranol
Color: Dark green
Spikenard essential oil has a deep, root-like, valerian scent. The plant grows at high altitudes in the Himalayas and produces a dense cluster of red and white berries. The roots have a powerful aromatic scent and are steam distilled to produce the essential oil. Spikenard has been used for over 2,000 years as an incense to deepen spiritual practices, promote contemplation and repel bugs.
Wild Spikenard has been over exploited in Nepal; only cultivated Spikenard is available for export. Pranarom USA sells only organic and sustainably cultivated Spikenard in alignment with our commitment to ecological conservation and ethical respect.
Common Uses: Spikenard can be added to diffusers and blends to promote sleep, a healthy stress-response and a calm mind. Try adding a drop to conditioners, shampoos and scalp treatments to support scalp health. It may also have a soothing effect when added to massage oils, ointments, salves and balms.
Blending Recommendations: Spikenard is a base tone with a pungent, earthy aroma. It is not commonly administered for scent, but rather for its therapeutic qualities.
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Safety Information: Maximum Adult Dilution: Spikenard is very gentle and can be use undiluted.
Recommended Adult Dilution: 1-5%; 6 – 30 drops per ounce of carrier.
Chemistry:Valerenal Mw+218 5.23%
compose aromatique MW=248 3.18%
8,9-dehydro cycloisolongifolene 3.13%
Compose polyoxygene MW=248 2.87%
Spirojatmol isomere 2.47%
Valerenal isomere 2.14%
Spikenard contains 174 constituents.
Shelf Life: 5 years in proper conditions before quality declines. As Spikenard ages its scent will become deeper and its viscosity will thicken.
Storage: Store upright, cap firmly closed, out of direct heat and sunlight.
Notes: Non-GMO, No pesticides, No insecticides, No additives, Gluten free, Vegan, Cruelty free, No carrier oil added.*Information given is the historical use of medicinal herbs. This information is for educational purposes only, not FDA approved. We do not intend to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Please use all essential oils under the advice and council of your local herbalist, aromatherapist, midwife, spiritual advisor, and/or doctor.
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