BENEFITS AND PROPERTY OF JATAMANSI (NORDOSTACHYS JATAMANSI)

Dr. Omprakash Yadav

By Dr.Omprakash Yadav Contact:-shivshivaayurveda@gmail.com Ph no:-+918080747455 /+9196996666426

Introduction OF JATAMANSI (NORDOSTACHYS JATAMANSI)

It is wonderful medicinal herb used since Charaka times for many medicinal purposes.
It has various therapeutic actions on body specially Bhutaghna, Manasadoshahara i.e. effective in neuro-psychiatric conditions and skin diseases.which has calming, peaceful and relaxation features.
It is a natural nervine tonic and a memory enhancer. In ENGLISH it is called Spikenard

AYURVEDA DETAILS OF JATAMANSI (NORDOSTACHYS JATAMANSI)

GANA

Sajnasthapana -group of herbs used in restoring consciousness
Kandughna – group of herbs used to relieve itching.
Tikta Skandha – bitter tasting group of herbs.

BOTANICAL NAME:- NORDOSTACHYS JATAMANSI

FAMILY:- VALERIANACEAE

SANSKRIT NAMES

Jatamansi, Bhuutjata, Tapasvani,Tapasvini, sulomasa, Bhutajata,Nalanda (aromatic)

DESCRIPTION

An erect, perennial, aromatic herb, 10-70 cm high, with long, stout, woody grayish, rhizomes, tail-like root stock covered with reddish-brown hairs or tufted fibrous remain of the petioles of withered radical leves.

PART USED:- ROOT

DOSE:- 2 - 4 gm.

CHEMICALCONSTITUENTS

Actinidine, Carotene, Eudesmol, Hexacosane, Maleine, Jatamansic acid, Jutamansone, Nardol, Nardostachone, Patchouli alcohol, Isovaleric acid, Valeranone, Virolin, Angelicin, Elemol, Angelicin, Seychellene, Seychalane, ursolie acid, acacin, kanshone A, octacosanol, nardosinone, nardosinonediol, aristolen-9beta-ol, oleanolic acid, and beta-sitosterol, nardal, jatamol A & B, spirojatamol, terpenoid, neolignans, taraxerone, chlorogenic acid, ferulic acid, syringic acid and photocatechuic acid.

AYURVEDA PROPERTIES

GUNA (Quality):- Laghu, Snigdh
RASA (Taste):- Tikt, Kashay, Madhur
VIPAK (Metabolism):- Katu
VIRYA (Potency):- Sheet
PRABHAV (Impact):-Bhutaghna i.e.Manasadoshahara (effective in neuro-psychiatric conditions)
Effect on tridosh:-Tridosh-shamak

Ayurveda Parmacological Action

Medhya – improves brain functions
Kantiprada – improves skin complexion and lustre
Balaprada – improves strength and immunity
Dahanut –it relieves burning sensation, on external application.
Visarpakushtanut – useful in herpes and skin diseases
Hridya- in cardiac disease
Bhutadahaghni – useful in psychiatric conditions.
Modakrut – useful in depression

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION

Antiepileptic, Hypotensive, Analgesic, Antiimplantation, Hypotermic, Antiemetic, Antiarrhythmic, Antispasmodic, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anthelmintic, Diuretic, Antianxiety, Bronchodilatory effect

FORMULATIONS (Yog)

TAILA

Mahamarichadi taila, Shrigopal taila, Himsagar taila

GHRITA

VATI / RASA

Sarpgandhaghan vati, Shingarabhra ras

CHURNA

Ashmarihar kashay churna

ARISHTA / asava

Aravindasavam, Dhanwanthararishtam

LEHYA / RASAYANA

ARK

Jatamamsyarka, Karpuradyarka

LEPA

Dashang Lepa

side effects

It is avoided in hypersensitivity conditions.
Excess dose of jatamansi leads to vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain and urinary problems.

Warning:The information here is only for the purpose of knowledge.

consult your Ayurveda Physician or consult at Shiv Shiva Ayurved.

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