Also known as
Aralia racemosa, American spikenard, Spikenard aralia
Aralia racemosa is an ornamental plant in the Araliaceae family of plants, which is home to other renown herbs such as Panax ginseng. Spikenard is similar to ginseng in many regards, and can also be used as a substitute for authentic South American sarsaparilla.
Aralosides, volatile oil, tannins, diterpene acids
Spikenard is similar to ginseng, however the benefits do not seem to be lost when brewed in water, making it an ideal and cost effective substitute for the famous adaptogen, especially when the formulation in question is best consumed via a tea rather than a powder. We recommend 1-2 teaspoons per serving, preferably taken in the morning hours.
Spikenard is a very profound herb and may find itself as a favorite of those who enjoy the benefits of the adaptogen class of herbs. Spikenard has activity as an alterative, adaptogen, stimulant, cough suppressant, anti-inflammatory, and diaphoretic.
Do not use when pregnant.
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