Botanical Name: Nardostachys jatamansi Plant Part: Dried root Extraction Method: Steam Origin: Nepal Spikenard grows high in the Himalayas and should be considered a rare and precious oil. It is a little known and little used oil, yet it is valuable for those whose interest is in ancient oils, or for those looking for its unique aroma and/or therapeutic affects. Description: Spikenard is a soft, aromatic herb with a strongly pungent rhizome root. It is native to the mountainous regions of Northern India, as well as China and Japan. Colour: Golden Yellow Consistency: Medium Note: Base Strength of Aroma: Medium-Strong Blend well with: Spikenard blends well with Lavender, Patchouli, Pine, Vetiver, and spice oils. Aromatic Scent:Spikenard essential oil has an earthy, harsh wood like smell that is slightly musty. History:Spikenard was one of the early aromatics used by the ancient Egyptians and is mentioned in the Bible in Song of Solomon, and in the Book of John where Mary used it to anoint the feet of Jesus. It has also been used historically by wealthy Roman women in perfumes and beauty preparations. This Essential oil has a tamper proof seal to ensure freshness and quality.