Nardostachys jatamansi

Nardus Root

This drug was used by Sushruta in conditions of insomnia and restlessness to produce tranquillity and sedation. . It is also said to be useful in menopausal disturbances and dysmenorrhoea. This famous Ayurvedic fertility enhancer is an indigenous variety of Musk root has always been used in ayurveda as a sexual tonic for both men and women. It promotes the growth and blackness of hair. In women it increases sexual desire and vitality apart from boosting fertility. Ayurvedic practitioners include it in their formulations to address anxiety. It has been shown effective in helping maintain a restful sleep and with many menopausal symptoms.

 English  Nardus Root
 Sanskrit  Mamsi, Jaa, Jaila
 Assamese  Jatamansi, Jatamangshi
 Bengali  Jatamamsi
 Gujarati  Baalchad, Kalichad
 Hindi  Balchara
 Kannada  Bhootajata, Ganagila maste
 Kashmiri  Bhutijata
 Malayalam  Manchi, Jatamanchi
 Marathi  Jatamansi
 Oriya  Jatamansi
 Punjabi  Billilotan, Balchhar, Chharguddi
 Tamil  Jatamanji
 Telugu  Jatamams
 Urdu  Sumbul-ut-teeb


 

 

Foreign Matter  Not more than 5%
Total Ash  Not more than 9%
Acid insoluble Ash  Not more than 5%
Alcohol soluble extractive  Not less than 2%
Water soluble extractiuve  Not less than 5%
Volatile oil  Not less than 0.1%


 

 

Rasa     : Tikta, Kasaya

Guna     : Laghu

Virya     : Sita

Vipaka  : Katu

Karma  : Medhya, Tridosanut, Varnya, Nidrajanana, Kushaghna