Jatamansi also known as spikenard is a highly revered herb for supporting relaxation, stress, sleep, dreaming, upliftment, and more. Our Certified Organic and Wild-Harvested Jatamansi oil comes from Nepal. The supplier we source from is over 90% women-operated and is strongly committed to social and environmental protection projects.
Jatamansi oil is one of the best oils for supporting a calm and relaxed mind. Many people have great results when using Jatamansi oil before bed to support dreaming deeper rest. It is also a valuable oil to support those processing grief and subconscious trauma. People can often gain clarity in these areas during dreaming. The aroma of Jatamansi is earthy, woody, and sweet.
According to Ayurveda Jatamansi has a special quality (Prabhava) to help with mental and psychological issues. It is said to help us deal with emotional disturbances, especially those that are associated with excess Vata/wind (anxiety, worry, nervousness, fatigue, poor sleep, etc) as well as excess Pitta/fire (anger, rage, irritability). Jatamansi being in the Valerianaceae family has similar effects as Valerian but is not heavy and dulling like Valerian.
In China, a similar plant Nardostachys Chinensis as well as N. jatamansi, is widely used as an analgesic herb. Its Chinese name is Gang Song meaning“sweet pine”. According to TCM Materia Medica, it is traditionally used for treating patients who have damaged their spleen by excessive worrying, which manifests as a feeling of oppression in the chest, with epigastric and abdominal distention and pain, and poor appetite. The oil of N. jatamansi can also be helpful in treating the pattern of heart fire in TCM. The herb is warm but not hot, sweet but not stagnating, and regulates qi, having a quality similar to some other fragrant herbs, such as cyperus (xiangfu), saussurea (muxiang), sandalwood (tanxiang), and aquilaria (chenxiang), which have similar applications in treating pain.
How to use:
A few drops can be applied to the crown of the head, temples, between the eyebrows, or to the bottom of the feet before bed.
Use as a perfume or anointing oil for a calming and grounding aroma throughout the day.
A few drops can be added to a diffuser so support relaxation, meditation, and sleep.
- Botanical Name: Nardostachys jatamansi
- Composition: 100% Pure Jatamansi Essential Oil
- Origin: Nepal
- Plant Part: Roots
- Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Cultivation/Harvesting: Organic & Wild-Harvested
- Color: Dark green to dark blue
- Aroma: Sweet, woody, earthy
- Plant Energetics: Bitter, astringent, sweet/cooling, balancing to all Doshas in proper use.