Jatamansi (Spikenard) Oil
|Common Method Of Extraction
||Musky and woody aroma
Essential oil is extracted from dried roots of the plant using steam distillation
Chemical Composition :
The major chemical components present in the oil are valeranone, bornyl acetate, tetramenthyloxatricylodecanol, jonon, menthylthymyl-ether and 1,8-cineol.
Essential Oil Information :
The plant used for extracting the oil is a tender aromatic herb, native to mountainous regions of northern India, as well as China and Japan. This oil was also used by Roman perfumers. It is known to be one of the early aromatics used by the ancient Egyptians and is also mentioned in the Bible.
Oil Properties :
This oil has a woody fragrance which is warm, herbaceous, aromatic and sensual. The fragrance in this oil is the combination of resinous, sweet, spicy and animal-fat odors. The essential oil is like an organic earthy scent.
- Used since ancient times as a medicine for curing mental retardation, heart diseases, insomnia and urine-related problems
- Prescribed for hemorrhoids, edema, gout, arthritis, obstinate skin diseases and fractures
- Also used in aromatherapy to remove tension and stress from the mind
- It can be effective as a deodorant in case of excessive sweating
- Useful for smooth, silky and healthy hair
- Also added to the formulation of lotions, soaps, scents, massage oils, body fragrance, air fresheners and aromatherapy products
Therapeutic Properties :
Anti-pyretic, anti-inflammatory, calmative, antiseptic, laxative, sedative and tonic
Blends Well With : it can blend well with many essential oils like vetiver, lavender, oak moss, lemon and spice oils
This essential oil has a strong fragrance of musk and wood, which is widely used in perfumes. It is widely used a deodrant and in cosmetic products due to their antiseptic properties. It is a very spiritual oil, used as as anointing oil and to induce mediation.
Spikenard oil has no known contra-indications, but care should be taken as with all oils.
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