Element: Prabhava *
Stimulates: Balances all of the chakras
Key Vibrations: Grounding of spirituality, body wisdom, access to ancient information
Red spikenard addresses subconscious traumas. It is grounding, but not in a dulling way; it allows you to gain control of your life and help stabilize you when you are feeling unsafe in your physical body. Use this oil to shunt the energy from your upper chakras to your first chakra to ground those energies for practical use. Also beneficial for those on a spiritual path, to balance the mundane with the elevated as in the Zen saying "Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water."
Physical Gifts: Anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, bactericidal, deodorant, fungicidal, rejuvenating, tonic. Improves circulation, against - nervous indigestion, headache/migraine, PMS, menopausal problems. **
EXTRACTION METHOD ~ Steam Distilled Essential Oil
PARTS USED ~ Roots
ORIGIN ~ Nepal
NOTE CLASSIFICATION ~ Base note. Excellent fixative
MAIN COMPONENTS ~ Nardol, formic acid, alpha-seline, nardol isomer
* This Sanskrit word translates to mean “special quality.” Plants (that essential oils are distilled from) occasionally rise above the general schemata for understanding their behavior and have specific qualities that transcend thought, displaying uniqueness beyond any general rules. Lemon falls into this category.
** Pg. 230, Essential Oils for the Whole Body. Heather Dawn Godfrey