Name: Nardostachys jatamansi
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
This herb is found in India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sikkim. It grows in Himalayas at altitudes from 9,000-17,000 feet.
Used: Rhizome, rhizome oil
Aromatic, antispasmodic, carminative,
deobstruent, digestive stimulant, diuretic, emmenagogue, nervine, reproductive,
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.
for epilepsy, hysteria and convulsions.
a tonic for general debility and seminal weakness.
adenitis and for scorpion sting.
Susruta's Epilepsy Remedy
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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