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Spikenard Essential Oil
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Strength of Initial Aroma
Medium - Strong
Earthy, woody, harsh, musty.
Spikenard Essential Oil Uses
Rashes, wrinkles. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 58-59.]
[V.S. Mahalwal, M. Ali. Volatile Constituents of the rhizomes of Nardostachys jatamansi DC. (Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants 5, 2002), 83-89. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 428-429.]
Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Spikenard Essential Oil. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 428-429.]
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