Spikenard


Botanical Name: Nardostachys jatamansi
Family: Valerianaceae
Country: Nepal
Parts Used: Rhizome & Root/Steam distilled
Biochemical Class: Sesquiterpenes, Sesquiterpenones
Fragrance: Heavy, sweet-earthy, peaty
Perfume Note: Base
Characteristics: Meditative, grounding, balancing
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, calming, carminative, digestive, fungicidal, sedative (cardiac/sacral/solar plexus), tonic (uterine/nervous/cardio-vascular)
Indications/Uses
Cardio-Vascular: Arrhythmia, tachycardia, phlebitis, poor circulation, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, blood pressure irregularities, cardiac pain of nervous origin
Digestive: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, nausea, constipation, colic, nervous indigestion
Endocrine:
Genito-Urinary: Urinary infections, imbalanced hormonal system
Immune: Fever, staph infection
Integumentary: Allergies, dermatitis, psoriasis, mature skin, rashes, wounds, scleroderma
Muscular-Skeletal: Arthritis, rheumatism
Nervous: Anxiety, depression, insomnia, CNS imbalance
Respiratory:
Emotional: Exhaustion, resentment, despondency, restlessness, lack of compassion
Chakra: Balances Base #1-Crown #7
Usage Notes
Method of Use: Inhalation, massage, compress, bath
Cautions:

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