Spikenard

Spikenard Essential OilSpikenard Essential Oil (Nardostachys jatamansi) was highly regarded in India as a perfume, health-supporting herb, and skin tonic. Prized at the time of Christ, Spikenard was used by Mary of Bethany to anoint the feet of Jesus before the Last Supper. This is a relaxing and soothing oil for the skin. Spikenard has an approximate ORAC of 548,266 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter. 

Historical Data: 

In ancient Egypt, the priests and priestesses at the healing Temple of Hathor at Dendera both taught and administered the Sacred Science of essential oils. This knowledge, which was handed down by the priest/initiates for over 5,000 years is recorded on the walls of Dendera Temple. Some people believe that Jesus and Mary Magdalene participated in the Mystery School as taught at Dendera and learned the magic of the esoteric anointing oils. The Egyptian Blue Lotus, Frankincense and Myrrh, as well as spikenard, galbanum, and rose were all treasured for their healing and spiritual properties. They were kept in treasuries and guarded as fiercely as gold. There is an outer building at Dendera called the Sanatorium, where the initiates were anointed with oils by the priests in order to experience prophetic and oracular dreams. The Sanatorium was later used as a healing center, where holy water was mixed with essential oils, amulets and crystals and used for bathing to relieve physical, mental and emotional distress. The Greeks, and later the Romans, adopted this practice and carried it into Celtic Britain and Gaul, and the idea of the "spa" was born. (Information courtesy of Mary Lomando)

Known as Jatamansi in India. It is one of the best oils for calming the nerves. It is grounding and settles an out-of-balance mind. It is post-digestive oil in India. (One drop taken near the end of the meal calms the stomach.) It is a stimulant to the male hormonal system brings courage and power. It helps people feel in charge of their lives. 

In preparation for the departure of the spirit to the heavens, Spikenard allows us to release our fears of the unknown and have the courage to step forward. Spikenard helps to reconcile all that has happened to us in this lifetime upon the earth, and to make peace with those who have hurt us. It is a fragrance of forgiveness. Its purpose is to release the past from the shackles of our own making, those that relentlessly bind us to repeating actions that affect the freedom of the Spirit.

Spikenard is the oil that was in the flask that Mary Magdeline broke over Jesus. The disciples weren't happy with her actions, as the oil was very costly. Jesus told them that Mary was in the right and was just in her actions. There is controversy as to why she did this; perhaps it was to prepare him for his coming death, to help him to forgive all the unjust that had been done to him; perhaps it was to give him the courage to complete the life of which he knew the ending. 

Very expensive oil, spikenard was sealed in alabaster boxes. "And [Jesus] being in Bethany; in the house of Simon the leper; as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard, very precious, and she brake the box, and poured it on his head." ~ (Mark 14:3)

How to use:For aromatic use, inhale directly as needed or diffuse/humidify for 10-15 minutes daily.

Spikenard Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil is also one of the oils in the 12 Oils of Ancient Scripture Collection.


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