Gumbel describes Spikenard as, “The ultimate essential oil to find inner balance in the emotional, spiritual and physical interplay of energies.” He suggests that in skin care Spikenard is balancing, soothing, and rejuvenating. Kurt Schnaubelt recommends rubbing Spikenard over the heart and solar plexus to provide a sedative effect.
This oil is a fantastic anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory! It is a great oil to use for muscle spasms.
Spikenard is known to slow down heavy menstrual bleeding and will reduce cramps.
Spikenard is helpful to add to anti-fungal blends. The oil relieves inflammation and helps the skin to heal.
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- Gumbel D. Principles of Holistic Skin Therapy with Herbal Essences. Karl F. Haug Publishers, Germany, 1986.