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Herb Information
Name: Muskroot
Biological Name: Nardostachys jatamansi

Valerianaceae

Other Names: Muskroot; Indian Spikenard, Jatamanshi, Jatamashi, Balchar

Achte Narde, Balacharea, Balchir, Bhut-jatt, Bhytajata, Duk, Jaramanshi, Jatamamshi, Jatamanchi, Jatamansi, Jatamashi, Jatamasi, Jatamavshi, Jatamavashi, Jatamsi, Jeta-manchi, Kuki-lipot, Narde Indike, Nard Indien, Sambul-u-'l hind, Sumbula- theeb, Sunbuluttib, Tapaswini

Description: 

This herb is found in India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sikkim. It grows in Himalayas at altitudes from 9,000-17,000 feet.

Parts Used: Rhizome, rhizome oil
Medicinal Properties

Action 

Aromatic, antispasmodic, carminative, deobstruent, digestive stimulant, diuretic, emmenagogue, nervine, reproductive, tonic

Uses

convulsions
digestive diseases
epilepsy
flatulence
gastric disorders
heart palpitations
jaundice
kidney stones
respiratory diseases
skin conditions
typhoid
seminal debility

Jatamansi is used in several Ayurvedic home remedies. Listed below are a few of them.

Jatamansi Cinnamon Home Remedy
for flatulence, colicky pains, gastrodynia, and hysterical affections. 

Jatamansi-Aloe Home Remedy
for epilepsy, hysteria and convulsions. 

Jatamansi Tonic
a tonic for general debility and seminal weakness.

Jatamansi Saffron Home Remedy
for tubercular adenitis and for scorpion sting. 

Susruta's Epilepsy Remedy
for epilepsy.

Dosage: Infusion, powder
Safety:

No information about the safety of this herb is available. Use caution. Ayurvedic herbs are often taken in combination to neutralize the toxicity one herb with the opposing effect of other.

Do not take except under the supervision of a qualified professional.

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