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The Wonders And Miracles Of Spikenard Oil


Author: Teresa G.
Date: 09-19-2004
Views: 34,925
Word Count: 200
Questions Received: 101
Testimonial ID: 347-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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This oil is discussed in the Bible as the part of the unguent used by Mary Magdalene to anoint the feet of Jesus at the Last Supper. Based on this act, spikenard is steeped in historic symbolism.

It can be used by those working in hospices who care and treat patients that are very ill. I have created many products for personal use using spikenard - deodorant, bath salts, hair color oil, muscle relaxing liniment, meditation blend, study blend and as a digestive blend in capsules.

Spikenard (nardostachys jatamansi) works on the circulatory system as a blood purifier; on the muscular system as an analgesic, on the nervous system for anxiety, absentmindedness, claustrophobia, indecision, convulsions (epilepsy and hysteria), and on panic attacks.

It works for the digestive system as a digestive aid for flatulence, kidney stones and used to increase metabolism to reduce fat; on the hair as a hair tonic (makes the hair grow faster and also keeps your hair in its original color) and for dandruff.

It is also good topically for skin care to heal rashes, sooth snake and scorpion bites and rejuvenating mature skin; and on the psychology of coping with change, fear, sadness, self-criticism, tantrums, unforgiveness, and worry.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: emotions — "The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."Link
2.Associated topics: indigestion — "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
3.Associated topics: indigestion — "Gastroprotective effects of Lemon essential oil: In ethanol model, CL (citrus lemon) and LIM (limonene) [component of Lemon] demonstrated 100% of gastroprotection.... In the indomethacin model, CL and LIM offered effective gastroprotection...."Link
4.Associated topics: indigestion — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
5.Associated topics: indigestion — "Peppermint oil is harmless and acts locally to inhibit GI [gastrointestinal] smooth muscle contraction.... Peppermint oil solution administered intraluminally can be used as an antispasmodic agent with superior efficacy and fewer side effects than hyoscine-N-butylbromide...."Link
6.Associated topics: skin — "Local application of frankincense essential oil may provide a non-surgical treatment alternative, with no or minimal side effect for carcinoma in situ, minimally invasive carcinoma and pre-cancerous conditions such as actinic keratosis."Link
7.Associated topics: indigestion — "A 4 weeks treatment with peppermint oil improves abdominal symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.... The symptoms evaluated were: abdominal bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, feeling of incomplete evacuation, pain at defecation, passage of gas or mucus, and urgency at defecation."Link
8.Associated topics: skin — "[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."Link

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