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Spikenard

Scientific name of Spikenard: Nardostachys jatamamsi DC

Name of Spikenard in different languages:-

English: Nard, Nardin, or Muskroot.

Sanskrit: Jatamanji

Hindi: Nardin

Malayalam: Jadamanji

Useful plant parts of Spikenard: Root, stem

Plant description of Spikenard -

Spikenard or Jadamaji - Nardostachys jatamamsi DC is a flowering plant of Himalayas, it grows up to 1 m height, flowers are pink and bell shaped. Nard oil is prepared from the rhizomes of this plant.
Medicinal uses: Depression, headache, fits.

Chemical contens:

Acaciin, ursolie acid, octacosanol, kanshone A, nardosinonediol, nardosinone, aristolen-9beta-ol, oleanolic acid, beta-sitosterol.

How to prepare medicines:

Spikenard is the one of the ingredient in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Sarpagandha Ghan Vati

Sumanas Tablet 

Virechana Gulika

Dineseladi Velichenna

Prasarani Kuzhambu

Sahacharadi Kuzhambu

Bala Thailam 

Baladhatryadi Thailam 

Brihat marichadi Taila

Guduchyadi Tailam 

Himasagara Tailam

Kubja Prasarini Tailam

Mahanarayan thaialam

Manjishtadi Thailam 

Medhavi Taila

Nisosiradi Thailam

Prabhanjana Vimardanam Tailam 

Tenginpushpadi Thailam

 

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