Nardotachyns Jatamansi

Description : Nardostachys jatamansi is a flowering plant of the honeysuckle family that grows in the eastern Himalayas, primarily in a belt through Kumaon, Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan. The plant grows to about 1 m in height and has pink, bell-shaped flowers. It is found in the altitude of about 3000–5000 meters. Rhizomes (underground stems) can be crushed and distilled into an intensely aromatic amber-colored essential oil, which is very thick in consistency. Nard oil is used as a perfume, an incense, a sedative, and an herbal medicine said to fight insomnia, birth difficulties, and other minor ailments.

Side Effects:

    • Special care is required while administering this medicine to people with high blood pressure.
    • People with heavy periods should avoid this herb during periods. It may increase menstrual flow.
    • On giving this medicine on excess dose, it may cause vomiting, twitching abdominal pain and purgation.
    • It is best avoided during pregnancy and lactation period.
  • It can be given to children only under medical supervision.
Uses & Benefits :
    • Jatamamsi can be used internally as well as externally.
    • It is a well-known brain tonic and imparts a sense of calm and peace to mind.
    • The herb is mixed with cold water to form a paste and reduce burning sensation, inflammation, pain and improving skin texture.
    • Since it is fragrant, jatamamsi powder is used as a deodorant in case of excessive sweating.
    • The powder also helps in treating mental retardation and mental disorders, regularizing digestion in the body, regularizing respiratory tract and suppressing general body weakness.
    • The decoction of the herb is poured on the affected areas in ailments associated with burning and in erysipelas.
    • The medicated jatamamsi oil is extremely beneficial for smooth, silky and healthy hair.
    • Jatamamsi is useful for urine-related problems and maintaining the circulatory system.
    • The herb increases appetite, relieves the phlegm in cough and asthma, proves useful in hepatitis and treats enlargement of the liver.
    • It is used as an adjunct in the treatment of sexual debility and impotence.
    • Jatamamsi relieves symptoms like vertigo, seizures etc. in fever.
    • Since it exerts a cleansing effect on the uterus, it is used in menstrual ailments like dysmenorrheal and inflammation of the uterus.
    • The herb stops fermentation and gas in the stomach.
    • Jatamamsi is considered as one of the best herbs for treating epilepsy.
  • It reduces hyperactivity, restlessness and aggressiveness in hyperactive children.
  Natural Extracts

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NARDOTACHYNS JATAMANSI ( JATAMANSI )
PRODUCT CODE: NE/NJ/075
DESCRIPTION LIGHT BROWN COLOURED POWDER WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR AND BITTER TASTE .
IDENTIFICATION (I) CHARACTERISTIC OF ODOUR
(II) PRESENCE OF JATANSINE BY T.L.C.
SOLUBILITY
WATER
80% V/V ALCOHOL
SPARINGLY SOLUBLE
SPARINGLY SOLUBLE
ASSAY
JATAMANSHI
VOLATILE OIL
1.0% MIN.
0.2% MIN.
HERB EXT. RATIO 3:1
NATURE OF EXTRACT DRY EXTRACT.