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
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.