spikenard

spikenard [spaɪknɑːd]
costly, perfumed, aromatic ointment obtained from Nardostachys jatamansi/Nardostachys grandiflora;
Himalayan plant of the valerian family, with rose-purple flowers that produces the rhizome from which spikenard was prepared;
IT: generico per “valerianacea”