Scientific Name: Nardostachys jatamansi
Country of Origin: India
Synonyms: Nard, 'false' Indian valerian root
Plant Family: Valerianaceae
Plant Parts Used: Dried and crushed rhizome/root
Extraction Method: Distillation
Physical Characteristics: Pale yellow or amber coloured liquid.
Dominant Note(s): Base
Aroma: Heavy, sweet-woody, spicy animal odour somewhat similar to valerian root.
Main Constituents: Bornyl acetate, isobornyl valerianate, borneol, patchouli alcohol, terpinyl valerianate, terpineol eugenol and pinenes among others
Blends With: Labdanum, Lavender, oakmoss, patchouli, Pine Needle, Vetiver and spice oils.
Safety Precautions: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.