Nardostachys jatamansi – Properties, benefits, doses

Jatamansi spikenard is indian medicinal plant grows in high altitude of Himalaya. Jatamansi Benifits are: Jatamamsi plant uses as herbal formulation  in neurological disorder like convulsions, epilepsy, mental weakness. Jatamansi oil uses as hair tonic and also used in purfums for its  aromatic properties.  Botanical Name: Nardostachys jatamansi. Family: Valerianaceae. Botanical synonym : Nardostachys grandiflora. Classical Categorization : Charaka Samhita: संज्ञास्थापन , कण्डूघ्न महाकषाय। Sushruta Samhita: एलादि गण , अंजनादि गण। Bhavaprakasha Nighantu : कर्पूरादि वर्ग। Synonyms : 1. Bhutakeshi 2. Keshiti 3. Bhutjata 4. Shikha 5. Jatila 6. Tapsavini 7. Hinsra 8. Mansi 9. Nalada 10. Mishi 11. Kravyaadi 12. Krishana jata 13. Peshi 14. Peshiti 15. Meshi 16. Tamsi 17. Mrigabhekshaya 18. Janani 19. Chakravartini 20. Sulomsha 21. Kiratini 22. Gandhamansi Common names of Jatamansi Latin name - नार्डोस्टैकिस जटामांसी ( Nardostachys jatamansi DC); Sanskrit name - जटामांसी (जटायुक्त मांसलकन्द वाली, भूत जटा (भूतों के समान जटा वाली), तपस्विनी (जटायुक्त होने से ), सुलोमशा ( अधिक रोमों वाली), नलदा ( लं गन्धं ददाति-सुगन्धित ); मराठी, गुजराती-जटामांसी, Tamil name-  Jatamansi Telugu name - Jatamansi Kannada name -  Jatamansi Malayalam name -Jatamansi, Kashmiri -कुकिलिपोट, भूतिजट्ट; Nepali - हसवा, नसवा, जटामाड़ासी, Bhutani-पम्पे, जटामांसी , Arbi- सुंबुलु तिब, सुंबुले हिन्दी; फ़ारसी-नॉरिदे  ; English - Spikenard External Morphology: It is an erect perennial herb, often with strong smelling rhizome.Root stalk woody, long stout covered with reddish brown fibers from the petioles of radical leaves. Stem -more or less pubescent upwards often glabrate below. Leaves-radical, longitudinally nerves elongate, spathulate, glabrous or slightly pubescent narrowed into petiole and sessile. Flowers - rosy, pale pink or blue in dense cymes. Fruits covered with ascending hairs, crowned by the ovate,acute, often dentate. Habitat: Generally grows at great elevation upto 17,000 ft. on the Alpine Himalayas. Chemical composition : Actinidine, carotene, aristolons, calarene, calarenal, elemol ,droaristolene, B-eudesmol, Jatamols Aand B, Jatamansic acid, Jatamansone, nardol, nardostachys, nardostachys, patchouli alcohol, spirojatomol, valeranal, valeranone, virolin, angelicin, Jatamansi, jatamansi oil, oroselol etc. Rasapanchaka : Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya, Madhura Guna : Laghu Veerya : Sheets Vipaka : Katu Doshas Karma: Tridosha Hara Also read: trick to learn Ras Panchak Indications: Medha vikar, Kushtha, Kandu, Jawara, Daha. Part Used : Rhizome Doses: Churana 1-3 gm Kwatha…

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