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Oil of Spikenard An Ancient Biblical Oil

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Oil of Spikenard An Ancient Biblical Oil

Spikenard oil is probably an essential oil you've never heard of and there is a good reason for that.

This essential oil is extremely rare and was once considered to be so precious that it permitted use was for kings and high priests.

But for those who want the royal treatment, you can certainly find this essential oil easily enough...if you're willing to pay for it.

Spikenard oil has been prized in ancient cultures and was even mentioned in the bible.

This is the oil that Mary Magdalene used to anoint the feet of Jesus. She then wiped the oil away and it is said that her hair perfumed the entire house.

It was also said that one of Jesus' disciples complained that the oil should have been sold and the money given to the poor, since it was so expensive, even in biblical times.

But Jesus said that the oil should have been saved for his burial, since the poor would always be there, but he would not. Even 2000 years ago, this oil was highly prized.

How Did the Ancient World Use Spikenard?

Ancient peoples used spikenard for perfumes, medicines, skin tonic, incense, and as a mood enhancer.

It was considered one of the sacred charisms for anointing monarchs and high initiates.

The Greek and Romans perfumers used it in the preparation of Nardinum, one of the most celebrated scented oils of the first century.

This was the last oil Jesus received before being arrested and going to the cross.

How Can Our Modern World Use This Oil?

Spikenard is used mainly for regulating the nervous system and the heart. It is helpful for a rapid and irregular heartbeat.

Its antispasmodic properties aid digestive action and therefore helps nausea, constipation, and intestinal colic.

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It is recommended for hemorrhoids, varicose veins, and migraine headaches. It is known for its ability to help allergic skin reactions and is used for wounds that will not heal.

Spikenard calms the heart and settles the emotions. It can be used for nervous tension, anxiety, and insomnia.

It acts like valerian in its antidepressant properties. It has a decidedly calming effect that instills a profound sense of peace.

Spikenard soothes the deepest anxieties and replaces negative emotions with acceptance and compassion.

Spikenard oil comes from the Spikenard plant. This plant is native only to the Himalayan Mountains, at elevations between 11,000 and 17,000 feet.

The stems of the plant are crushed and processed using steam distillation. The result is an oil with a light amber color and a medium consistency.

It has a strong, earthy scent that is very potent, so a little goes a long way.

Spikenard oil has potent sedative properties. This oil is most often used to treat anxiety and insomnia, although it is used to treat a number of other conditions.

It is also quite useful in calming the heart. It can be combined with Ylang-Ylang and rubbed on the chest for a calming effect.

Spikenard oil is also an effective anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic. It can be used to ease excessive menstrual bleeding as well as ease muscle spasms.

This oil is very good for healing skin conditions and has been used by tribal healers to treat conditions that can't be treated by any other means.

This oil is closely related to Valerian, so if you are familiar with Valerian, then you have an idea of the effect you will get from Spikenard.

So if the price of Spikenard is too much for your budget, you could substitute Valerian in your essential oil blend.

One of the most effective ways to use Spikenard is in an essential oil diffuser. Just add a few drops to an oil diffuser, and place next to your bed.

Allow the oil to warm for about 30-45 minutes and then remove the heat source (blow out the candle or unplug the warmer), and climb into bed. You'll be sleeping like a baby in no time.

To use Spikenard on your skin, try blending it with Lavender, Vetiver, Sandalwood and Lemon. You can use this essential oil blend in a massage oil and apply to the bottom of the feet.

This essential oil is certainly worth the price you'll pay for it. So if you are having anxiety or sleep problems, give the oil of the kings a try.

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