spikenard
SPIKENARD

  • COMMON NAME : Spikenard , Nepal-organic
  • LATIN NAME : Nardostachys grandiflora DC
  • COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : Nepal
  • CULTIVATION METHOD : Cultivated, organically grown
  • TYPE : Essential oil
  • EXTRACTION METHOD : Steam distillation
  • PLANT PART : Rhizomes/Roots USE : Aromatherapy, hair diet, respiratory care

Description

Spikenard, also known as nard, Nardin, and muskroot, is a class of aromatic amber-colored Essential oil derived from Nardostachys jatamasi. A flowering plant of the Valerian family which grows in the Himalayas of Nepal, China and India.

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS(range)
SPECIFIC GRAVITY@25
0.9501-0.9987
REFRACTIVE INDEX@25
1.474-1.548
OPTICAL ROTATION@25
1.77-3.64
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
Liquid 
Conforms 
COLOR 
Greenish, pale yellow to amber
Conforms 
ODOR 
Characteristics earthly pleasant and woody.
Conforms 
SOLUBILITY
Soluble in ethyl alcohol, insoluble in water
SPECIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS
Dilute before use.
Primary constituents
Spirojatamol , Valeranone, Patchoulol
Components
Retention time(min)
%
Aristolene
15.571
0.4
Guaiadiene -6,9
16.035
1.8
D-germacrene
16.475
1.9
Acora-3,10(14)-diene
17.728
1.6
Seychellene 
17.969
1.8
Valencene 
20.109
3.8
7-epi alpha selinene
22.295
4.3
4-methyl-5-vinyl thiazole 
26.615
1.6
Spirojatamol 
30.380
28.9
Bicyclogermacrene 
30.797
2.7
Valeranone 
31.782
31.5
Patchoulol         
33.052
1.9
4-methyl-5-thiazolethanol acetate
39.907
2.6
*EU Allergen