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Herbal Medicine -Nardostachys Chinensis Batal
- Apr 23, 2018 -

Since ancient times, Jatamansi has been used as a perfume and medicine.China and India physicians have long prescribed it as a nervine tonic, carminative, and aromatic addition to medicinal oils and ghees. In TCM and Ayurvedic medicine systems this herb is sometimes called, divine plant and is used to counteract the effects of day-to-day stress. Traditionally, it has been used as an air purifier as well. The active constituent in Jatamansi is jatamansone. This herb has analgesic and stimulant properties. The oil has anti-arrhythmic and hypotensive qualities.


Nardostachys Root Nardostachys Chinensis Nardostachys jatamansi spikenard JatamansiThis is True Spikenard, the Biblical Spikenard, a strong sedative related to Valerian. Traditionally used China and India for relaxing mental stimulation, promoting sleep and calming the mind. Used as an infusion, a tea, or as a thick boiled decoction. In India the roots are a well know tranquilizer and may be used alone or along with Valeriana jatamansi (V. wallichi). An infusion of the root is given in hysteria, palpitation of heart, menopause, and various nervous diseases - ammonia, camphor, or cinammon (Cinnamomum verum) may be added to the infusion (tea). A thick boiled decoction of the root is just that much more powerful. For the treatment of indigestion, a compound preparation consisting of cinnamon, fennel (Foeniculun vulgare), ginger (Zingiber officinalie) and sugar in addition to jatamansi is used. The essential oil from the rhizome is used in perfumery and has a tranquilizing effect when massaged on head or burned as incense.