This essential oil is extracted from Nardostachys jatamansi of the Valerianaceae family. Also known as "false" Indian valerian root, it is a tender aromatic herb with pungent rhizome root that found its origin to the mountainous regions of northern India, China and Japan. The oil has a warm, misty, heavy aroma and is pale yellow in color with medium in viscosity.
This oil can mix well with Lavender, Lemon, Clary sage, Neroli, Patchouli and Vetiver.
It contains bornyl acetate, valeranone, jonon, tetramenthyloxatricylodecanol, menthylthymyl-ether and 1,8-cineol.
Spikenard oil is known for its therapeutic properties and is anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic, antiseptic, laxative and tonic. It has some rejuvenating qualities especially for the mature skin and can also be beneficial for tension, stress, migraine, nervous indigestion and insomnia.