Working with Spikenard
American spikenard is used for rheumatism and various skin conditions and is considered a tonic and blood purifier. Spikenard is used to treat chronic lung problems and digestive weakness. It also serves as a diaphoretic and expectorant, useful for breaking up colds and flu. Spikenard makes a tasty cough syrup and is useful in this form to rid thick phlegm from the upper respiratory tract.
Spikenard has a taste of SWEET, ACRID and a temperature of WARM.
Conditions treated with Spikenard
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