by Rhonda Kuykendall-Jabari
This article is part of a series, Essential Oils: God’s Original Medicine.
Spikenard (nardostachys jatamansi) has an earth, musty scent. It is mentioned in the following Scriptures in the King James Study Bible:
- Song of Solomon 4:13 (the maiden considers) – Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard.
- Song of Solomon 4:14 (the maiden considers) – Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices.
- Mark 14:3 (Jesus anointed at Bethany) – And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she break the box, and poured it on his head.
- John 12:3 (Mary anoints Jesus) – Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment.
Spikenard is still used for spiritual blessing and protection. It inspires serenity and devotion. Spikenard is used by healers to help people release grudges and fears and to treat insomnia and migraines.
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