Nardostachys jatamansi, a flowering herb of the Valerian family, is commonly called Jatamansi Spikenard, Nard, Muskroot, or Nardin. The herb grows in the high altitudes (3,000-5000 m) of the eastern Himalayas. It has pink, bell-shaped flowers.
The herb was traditionally crushed and refined into an oil. This oil was used for medicine, religious uses, and even perfumes.
Nardostachys jatamansi is typically used in the form of an oil called Spikenard oil and as an oral supplement.