Nard or Spikenard Essential Oil
Latin Name: Nardostachys jatamansi
Part of plant: Rhizome
Chemical Componants: calarene,seychellene, aristolene, patchouli alcool
Aroma Character: tenacious, herbal, earthy
Nard, or Spikenard is a tender aromatic herb with a pungent rhizome root. It is one of the early aromatics used by the ancient Egyptians and is mentioned in the Song of Solomon in the Bible. It is also the herb which Mary used to anoint Jesus before the Last Supper.
Nard, or Spikenard is a pale yellow or amber-coloured liquid with a heavy, sweet-woody, spicy-animal odour, somewhat similar to Valerian oil.