Spikenard  

Botanical Name Nardostachys jatamansi  
Botanical family Valerianaceae 
Origin Nepal 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation  
Plant part Rhizomes (roots)  
Note Base 
Appearance clear liquid 
Color light yellow to yellow brown 
Odor spicy and sweet, very slightly anise 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Sesquiterpenes (30–40%): calarene, aristolene, gurjunene 
Sesquiterpenols (5%): valerianol, calarenol, nardol 
Sesquiterpenoid (5%): valeranone 
Therapeutic properties  1. Phlebotonic, lymph tonic
2. Circulatory decongestant
3. Calming, powerful relaxant, hypnotic  
4. Ovarian stimulant
5. Anti-psoriatic
Helpful for bereavement
Main therapeutic indications   1. Disturbances in cardiac rhythm: extrasystoles, palpitations
2. Psoriasis, dry and weeping eczema
3. Letting go, meditation, personal journey
4. Bereavement 
5. Varicose veins, haemorrhoids 
6. Ovarian insufficiency 
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