Benefits of Jatamansi

Jatamansi is a flowering plant that grows in the Himalayas. Jata literally means dreadlock and mansi literally means human. It is a good nervous relaxant.

Benefits of Jatamansi: Insomnia, Parkinson’s disease, hypertension, bloating, constipation, indigestion, asthma, whooping cough, lung diseases, hair loss, greying of hair, burning sensation, skin diseases.

Action: Aromatic, antispasmodic, diuretic, emmenagogue, nervine, tonic, carminative, deobstruent, digestive stimulant.

Scientific name: Nardostachys jatamansi.

Useful part: Rhizome, rhizome oil.

Dosage: 250–500mg three times per day as powder, 1–10g per day dried.


Rasa (taste): Bitter, astringent, sweet

Vırya(energy): Cooling

Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Pungent

Guna (quality): Light, unctuous,penetrating

Dosa effect: VPK=

Dhatu (tissue): Blood, nerve

Srotas (channel) Circulatory,digestive, nervous, respiratory, reproductive

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Maansi, Jataamaansi, Bhuutajataa, Tapaswini, Sulomashaa, Jatilaa, Naladaa.

English: Spikenard, Musk-root.

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