Essential Oil ‘Gems’ – Spikenard

Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansti D. C., Nardostachys gandiflora D. C.)



Qualities and Indications

  • Balances sympathetic nervous system with parasympathetic nervous system (tonic to the sympathetic nervous system, regulates the parasympathetic nervous system)

  • Calms restlessness,

  • Eases anxiety

  • Grief and bereavement

  • ‘Grounding’

  • Hatred

  • ‘Heartache’

  • Headaches and migraine

  • Hyperactivity  

  • Hysteria

  • Impatience

  • Insomnia

  • Inspires a sense of peace and ‘spirituality’

  • Intolerance

  • Irritability

  • Nervous tension

  • Panic attacks

  • Pre-menstrual tension (PMT), menopausal symptoms

  • Sedative

  • Stress and stress related conditions


Safety Information:

Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitising.  Do no take orally / internally



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Heather Godfrey