Spikenard

SPIKENARD

nardostachys jatamansi

In ancient times, known as “nard,” spikenard was regarded as one of the most precious oils.  It is spoken of in Song of Solomon in the Bible.  It has an exotic, sweet, earthy and woodsy scent.  It is known for its ability to calm the mind, soothe the nerves and treat insomnia, stress, infections and digestive issues.  It can be used to ease intestinal and menstrual cramping and for easing headaches as well as help with constipation.  Spikenard can boost an insect repellent and heal skin challenges.  It can boost the immune system as it calms the body allowing it to function properly. The root of many health issues such as arthritis, asthma, Crohn’s disease, high blood pressure and cholesterol is inflammation and spikenard is the oil to use to reduce inflammation and help ease symptoms.

Blends well with cedarwood, frankincense, patchouli, vetiver and ylang-ylang.

Uses:

Anxiety/Stress:  Diffuse or apply to temples, neck and/or wrists.

Constipation:  Apply to your abdomen and the soles of your feet.

Infections:  Apply 3-4 drops to the area of concern. For internal infection could take 1 drop in water or diffuse. Only use the highest quality, organic for internal use.

Inflammation:  Diffuse, apply to the back of the neck or the soles of your feet.  Can use 3-4 drops mixed with a teaspoon of a carrier oil and apply to the inflamed area.

Insomnia:  Diffuse and or apply 1-2 drops to your temple or back of the neck.

Therapeutic properties:

Analgesic
Antianxiety
Antifungal
Anti-inflammatory
Antispasmodic
Insect repellant
Nervous system tonic
Sedative

Safety:

Do not use if you are pregnant.  Consult your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, nursing, are on medications or being treated for other medical.

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