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Spikenard Essential Oil

Nardostachys jatamansi Origin: Nepal

Spikenard Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Nardostachys jatamansi

Common Method Of Extraction

Steam distilled

Parts Used


Note Classification



Heavy, sweet-woody, spicy-animal odor, somewhat similar to valerian oil

Largest Producing Countries

Nepal and USA

Traditional Use

Mostly used in the fragrance industry. It is also known for its healing properties.


Antibiotic, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bactericidal, deodorant, fungicidal, laxative, sedative, tonic

Blends Well With

Cistus, clary sage, clove, cypress, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, myrrh, neroli, oakmoss, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, rose, vetiver

Of Interest

Spikenard has many biblical references. It is one of the eleven herbs burned in the holy temple. It is also mentioned in the Song of Solomon.

Safety Data

Generally considered safe.


This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrie