Story and Symbolism
Spikenard (Musk Root), now an endangered medicinal herb, has been a trusted source Beauty, Magic and Medicine for eons. It was viewed a luxury in Ancient Egypt - a jar was found in pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb, and valued highly by the perfumers of Ancient Rome - it appears in recipes dated 4th century AD. Later, it has been depicted in catholic iconography, and became known as a Biblical oil. The name Spikenard comes from the root “Nardos” and means a sacred Gift of God - it’s the oil that is said to have been used to anoint Jesus’s feet. Native to the high altitudes of the Himalayas and thus difficult to obtain, in biblical times, a pint of Spikenard oil cost an entire year’s salary for the average person - truly, a symbol of opulent indulgence and proximity to the Divine.
Astonishingly herbaceous with lingering aromatic complexity of sweet spice, warm sensual musk and subdued earthiness.
Widely known for its ability to revitalize the skin, Spikenard Essential Oil may be particularly beneficial for wise and dry skin to relieve dullness, minimize wrinkles and delay the signs of aging. Spikenard essence is harmonizing and purifying - heals skin most imbalances, and evens out complexion.
Spikenard is traditionally known as a “nervine tonic”, as it balances out the nervous system. Due to it’s antispasmodic properties, it has been commonly used in treating ‘hysteria’ and other nervous convulsive problems, like epilepsy. It is useful for those with sleeping disorders, chronic fatigue and anxiety, as well as arrhythmia.
Unlike Valerian, although of its family, Spikenard increases awareness despite its calming effect. Its deeply grounding magic is highly sought after to be stirred into spiritual blends to endow one with a sense of inner-peace. Welcome the witchcraft of Tranquil Equilibrium.
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