Jatamansi (Spikenard) Oil
Common Name: Jatamansi (Spikenard )
Botanical Name: Nardostachys grandiflorai D. C.
Source: Wild crafted
Introduction / Varity of plant / Method of extraction / Distilled organ: Jatamansi oil is obtained by steam distillation of dried rhizomes of Nardostachys grandiflora D. C.
1. Organoleptic Properties
AppearanceFluid to slightly viscous liquid.
Color Varies from amber to deep blue or greenish blue.
Aroma Heavy, sweet-woody and spicy-animal odor.
2. Physico-chemical Properties
Specific gravity 0.9300 to 0.9587 at 25º C
Refractive index 1.5055 to 1.5458 at 25º C
Acid number 1.5 to 8
Ester number 6 to 45
Ester number after acetylation 40 to 65
Solubility Soluble in 0.4 to 1.5 vol. of 90% alcohol
(a) In perfumery such as oriental bases, heavy florals, fougeres, woody bases, animal ambre types, etc; in flavors as a modifier for valerian, hop, ginger, calamus, cardamom, etc.
(b) Medicinal & Aromatherapy use: Used for calming nerves, grounding for Vata dosha. This oil contains very powerful grounding forces, to asssist people in taking charge of one’s life. It is used for varios conditions such as reproductive issues, digestion issues, skin issues. This oil is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-parasitic and anti-septic as well as antispasmodic