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Spikenard Therapeutic Essential Oil

Spikenard Therapeutic Essential Oil
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Jatamansi (NardostachysJatamansi) is a perennial herb about 10-60cm in height having long stout, rhizomes root. The leaves are elongated and spatulated while few leaves are sessile, oblong or sub ovate. The flowers are pink bell shaped. Its roots are thick and has too many hairs.


Due to its thick roots and too many hairs (jata in Sanskrit) it has the name Jatamansi. It consists of two words: Jata means dread locks and manasi indicates towards human. It is wonderful medicinal herb used since the ancient times for many medicinal purposes. Its dried rhizomes and roots are the main medicinal parts used in preparation. Its Spikenard rhizomes (underground stems) can be crushed and distilled into an intensely aromatic amber color essential oil which is very thick in consistency. This oil is used as a perfume, incense, a sedative and an herbal medicine said to fight insomnia, birth difficulties and other minor ailments.


It has various therapeutic actions on body. It is a natural nervine tonic and a memory enhancer, which has calming, peaceful and relaxation features. It is used for natural support for mental disorders like schizophrenia and epilepsy, stress, anxiety and depression and induces healthy sleep. Healthy sleep mean- without any addiction and depression effect.


It is available in market in different forms like oil, powder. It contains various chemical constituents - ursolie acid, acacin, kanshone A, octacosanol, nardosinone, nardosinonediol, aristolen-9beta-ol, oleanolic acid, and beta-sitosterol. It also contains nardal, jatamansic acid, jatamol A &B, spirojatamol, terpenoid, neolignans, taraxerone, valeranone, chlorogenic acid, ferulic acid, syringic acid and photocatechuic acid.



Botanical Name:  Nardostachysjatamansi
Common name:  Spikenard, Jatamansi
Plant family:  Valerianaceae
Genus:  Nardostachys
Appearance/Color: A slightly viscous golden yellow to greenish liquid.
Odor: A base note with a strong aroma, Spikenard Essential Oil has a harsh, earthy, woody smell that is slightly musty.
Blends With: Lavender, Patchouli, Pine, Vetiver and Spice Oils.
Origin: Nepal
Source: Root
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation


Key Constituents Strength (%)
Nardol 10.1
Formic acid 9.4
a-selinene 9.2
Dihydro-b-ionone 7.9
Nardol isomer 4.8
Selinene isomer 3.9
Propionic acid 3.4
b-caryophyllene 3.3
cubebol 2.9
a-gurjunene 2.5
Selinene isomer 2.2
7-hexadecene 2
(E)-nerolidol 1.9
Calamenene 1.1
Epoxy-ledene 1

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