JATAMANSI, Nardostachys jatamansi

JATAMANSI


Latin name:   Nardostachys jatamansi

English name: Spikenard

Sanskrit/Indian name: Jatamansi

Medicinal parts used: Seeds and Fruits

Jatamansi is a medically important herb of Indian origin used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine for the treatment of various ailments.

It is a flowering plant of the Valerian family that grows in the Himalayas of China, India and Nepal. The plant grows to about 1 m in height and has pink, bell-shaped flowers. Spikenard rhizomes (underground stems) can be crushed and distilled into an intensely aromatic amber-colour essential oil, which is very thick in consistency. Nard oil is used as a perfume, incense, a sedative, and an herbal medicine said to fight insomnia, birth difficulties, and other minor ailments.

Therapeutic use:

  • Root of Jatamansi has been clinically proved out as a memory enhancer and neuro-protective, can be a fruitful remedy for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • The oil possesses anti-arrhythmic activity with possible therapeutic usefulness in cases of auricular flutter.
  • Jatamansi has antioxidant properties; it relieves the chronic fatigue syndrome by mitigating the oxidative stress.
  • It helps in suppressing the burning sensation due to cold potency.
  • It helps maintaining the proper stimulation of nervous system due to its sharp property and sweet taste.
  • It helps in maintaining the circulatory system.
  • Because of bitter taste, it helps in expelling out the excess mucus accumulated in the respiratory tract.
  • It helps in supporting the urine related problems.
  • It is a good aphrodisiac agent.
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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by yogesh agarwal on March 12, 2011 at 5:14 am

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  2. Posted by yogesh agarwal on March 12, 2011 at 5:15 am

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