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Ayurvedic Herb Jatamansi Benefits

Ayurvedic Herb Jatamansi Uses And Benefits

Jatamansi is very famous and traditional herb which is used for skin care,neuropsychiatric disease,treating bacterial infection, odour removing to anti-inflammatory, laxative, sleep inducing, being good for the uterus among others. Jatamansi is considered to be memory enhancing. It also has relaxing and calming attributes which makes it an important ingredient for various ayurvedic and herbal medicinal products.Jatamansi is called as Spikenard in English.And it is also known as nardin, muskroot, balchar, sumbul-ut-teeb, sambul lateeb.Jatamansi in India, has been used extensively in Ayurveda for ages.Jatamansi is consisted of two words: Jata means dreadlocks and manasi indicates towards human. Jatamansi comes under the family of Valerianaceae. It has been found in the Himalayan region.Jatamansi is a supposedly calming herb.Jatamansi has pink, bell-shaped flowers.

Jatamansi is a natural brain nervine tonic and a memory enhancer, which has calming, peacefulness and relaxation features. It is an endangered ayurvedic medical herb had been used since the ancient times for many medicinal purposes. In the market, it is available in the form of root, oil and powder. Nardostachys Jatamansi is a known calming herb in Ayurveda and Unani because of its medicinal values. A number of studies have been done for its efficacy in respect of nervous system. In ayurveda, it is prescribed against stress, spasm, epilepsy, convulsion and hysteria. In fact, it is one of the excellent herbs to treat epilepsy.

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Benefits of Ayurvedic Herb Jatamansi:

Hair growth: The extract of jatamansi oil is helpful in the growth of hair. It is beneficial for smooth, silky and healthy hair too. It is used to improve complexion and ensures glowing and shining looks to the body. The root of the powder in water when applied promotes skin texture.
Cardiac health: It ensures good cardiac condition as observed in mice.
Memory and learning: The medicinal plant is helpful in enhancing the faculties of the brain and combats the mental problems thus impart calm and peace to mind. It is one of the effective medicinal roots to subsidies the three humors-Vatta, Pitta and Kapha and provides delightful state to the doshas of the body.
Strengthens the nervous system: It helps to provide vitality, vigor and strength to the body thus good for the nervous system.
Stress buster: The plant has the power to reduce stress, anxiety and tension by balancing biochemical reactions in the body. It is good to have the mind cool and healthy and acts as one of the finest mind rejuvenator tonic. It facilitates sound sleeping thus good for those who have stressful life.
Skin infection: The burning sensation of skin and inflammation get subsidized when the decoction of Jatamansi powder prepared in cold water is applied.
Liver problems: it shows hepatoprotective effects along with momordica charantia and ferula asafetida.
Antidepressant: The extract of N. jatamansi show anti-depressant features
Antifungal: The essential oil of it acts against fungus like Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus niger.
Mild Diuretic (by exerting stimulant action on kidneys)
Mild laxative

Uses of Jatamansi:

Jatamansi used to impart black colour to hair and prevents greying of hair. Its medicated oil with almond is highly useful for smooth and silky hair.
It is beneficial for hyperactive children and helpful to reduce hyperactivity, restlessness and aggressiveness.
It is therapeutically very important, alleviates pain and swelling and shows the properties like carminative and aromatic.
This herb has hepatoprotective characteristics thus useful in hepatitis, prevent enlargement of liver and jaundice.
The oil helps to relax and calm the body and mind thereby ensures to relieve from headache and migraine.
Its underground stem is used in preparation of powerful aromatic essential oil.
The root of the plant is used in making of oil to treat insomnia and birth related problems.
It is used as analgesic and diuretic in Unani.
Used as making of perfumes and dies.
The root of the powder is used to treat intestinal worms.

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Ayurvedic features:

The different ayurvedic characteristics of the plant are given as below:
Taste (Rasa): bitter, astringent and sweet
Charateristics (Guna): light
Potency (Virya): Cool and calm
Digestive effect (Vipaka): pungent
Humor (Effects on Tridoshas): cool all the three doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Dosha karma Balances Tridosha
Prabhava  (Action) Anti-stress
How to use Jatamansi and Dosage:

Nardostachys Jatamansi appears to offer strong protection against the oxidative stress. This action of the herb makes it an effective agent with strong neuroprotective properties. It can help in maintaining the balance of the hormones in the nervous system and thereby prevents seizures in the patients with epilepsy.

In ayurveda, its root powder is not used alone, but it is used in combination other herbs or ayurvedic medicines. The following herbal combination gives promising results in epileptic patients preventing seizures to a greater extent.

Jatamansi root powder (Churna) 1000 mg
Vacha (Acorus Calamus) 500 mg
Abhrak Bhasma 125 mg
This mixture can be taken twice daily with honey or Brahmi Juice (1 tsp.)
Some patients may also require Smruti Sagar Ras for a period of 4 to 8 weeks initially. After that, this combination is sufficient to control and treat epilepsy. It should be continued for a period of 6 to 12 months.

Melancholic Depression:

Jatamansi along with Hing (Asafetida or Ferula Assa-Foetida) and Loha Bhasma is used for the treatment of Melancholic Depression. The mixture is prepared in following ratio:

Jatamansi Churna 40 grams
Hing (Asafetida or Ferula Assa-Foetida) 20 grams
Loha Bhasma 10 grams
Dosage: 250 to 500 mg twice daily with Jatamansi Ark (hot infusion)
This mixture should be continued for 2 to 3 months for good results.
Sometimes, this mixture causes constipation. So, mild laxatives like Isabgol (Psyllium Husk), Almond oil, etc. should be used at night before sleep.
This mixture reduces persistent extreme sadness, feeling of exhausted and other symptoms of Melancholic Depression.

Hair Fall and Premature Hair Whitening:

Nard oil or Jatamansi processed in sesame oil is helpful for reducing hair fall and preventing premature whitening of hair. Traditionally, it is used for blackening hair and making hair smooth and shiny. It also controls dandruff. A regular use of nard oil results in smooth, silky, voluminous and healthy hair. Internal intake of Nardostachys Jatamansi powder or extract is also helpful in the growth of the hair.

How to Use: Its oil should be mixed in sesame oil in following ratio:

Spikenard oil 10 ml
Sesame oil 40 ml
The mixture of Spikenard and sesame oil should be applied over the head, in the hair roots, and on white hairs. The application should be repeated daily. For best results, it should be applied at night before sleep and leave it on the scalp overnight. If the daily application is not possible, then it should be applied at least thrice a week.

Action in hair fall is observable within first 2 weeks of its use and it takes 3 to 6 months to show results in premature hair whitening.

Skin Glow:Jatamansi preparations can be used to improve the skin complexion and ensures a glowing and youthful appearance. The root of the powder, when mixed with water and applied on the skin, promotes its tone and texture.

Dysmenorrhea (Painful Periods):Jatamansi has antispasmodic and mild emmenagogue actions, which promotes a proper menstrual flow and reduces pain associated with menstruation. In dysmenorrhea, its powder should be used in dosage of 500 mg thrice daily with water or its Ark in a dosage of 10 ml twice daily can also be taken. It should be used for a period of 2 to 3 months for a complete relief.

Menopause: Jatamansi reduces menopause symptoms like mood swings, sleep disturbance, difficulty in concentrating, memory lapses, headaches, irritability, dizziness, fatigue, stress, anxiety and tingling extremities. In these symptoms, it can help and induces a feeling of general well-being.

Jatamansi and Saraswatarishta both are very helpful for controlling the undesired symptoms of menopause. For additional support, Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosus) can also be used along with it. For best results, one can use the following Combination:

Jatamansi Powder (Churna) 500 mg
Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosus) Powder 500 mg
Swarna Makshik Bhasma 125 mg
Mukta Pishti 125 mg
Abhrak Bhasma 25 mg
This combination overall helps to mitigate all menopause symptoms.
Fever with Burning Sensation & Restlessness
In some cases of fever and infections, the patient feels burning sensation, fatigue and restlessness. In these symptoms, Jatamansi is highly useful along with Praval Pishti.

Heart and Blood Pressure: Jatamansi has cardioprotective properties. Jatamansi works as an excellent cardiac tonic. It enhances the functions of the heart and regularizes the heart rate. It preserves lipid metabolism and prevents oxidative injury to the cardiac tissue.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)
Jatamansi - 1 gram Jatamansi -500 mg
Sarpagandha (Rauwolfia Serpentina) -500 mg Ashwagandha - 2 grams
Punarnava (Boerhavia Diffusa) - 2 grams Purified Kuchla (Strychnos Nux-Vomica) - 65 mg
Natural herb powder (crude herb powder) of all above herbs should be used.

Insomnia (Sleep Disturbance): In reduced dosage (i.e. 500 mg twice daily), it exerts calming effects and improves quality of sleep and reduces sleeplessness. Along with Tagara and Ashwagandha, it gives good results in the treatment of insomnia.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Jatamansi:
Consuming jatamansi in excess may cause adverse effects on the body. As it has laxative properties, consuming in large quantities may cause loose stool. The dosage should always be regulated and as per prescriptions. Nausea and vomiting is often accompanied with having more than prescribed dose of the herb and its products. Frequent urination and abdominal cramps can also occur. Some people may be allergic to the constituent chemicals of jatamansi. It is extremely important to go through the constituent list of the herb before consuming it. If an allergic person consumes even a minimal quantity of the product, he may have reaction. Pregnant and lactating women should avoid consumption of jatamansi and products containing it as it induces menstrual discharge.

Cultivation of Jatamansi:
NARDOSTACHYS JATAMANSI is a native of the magnificent Himalayas. This herb was traditionally used for skin care and maintaining uterine health. Later its manifold health benefit was discovered and it is now used widely in Ayurveda and Unani. Jatamansi grows predominantly in Kumaon, eastern and central Himalayas, The portion of the range shared between China and India, Sikkim as well as in Nepal and Bhutan.

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