Tagara is a hardy perennial growing in the Himalayan temperate regions at an altitude of up to 4000m. It is a good nervous system tonic.
Benefits of Tagara: Skin diseases, nervous disorders, failing reflexes, delirium, stress, migraine, gas, hysteria, colic, indigestion, high blood pressure, bloating, constipation, asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough.
Action: Stimulant, antispasmodic, stomachic, sedative, analeptic, carminative, nervine.
Scientific name: Valeriana wallichii.
Useful part: Rhizome.
Dosage: 3–9g per day or 3–15ml per day
Rasa (taste): Bitter, pungent, sweet, astringent
Vipaka (post-digestive effect):Pungent
Guna (quality): Light, unctuous
Dosa effect: VPK
Dhatu(tissue): Plasma, blood, muscle, nerve
Srotas (channel): Digestive, nervous, respiratory
Classical and common names
Ayurvedic: Tagara, Sugandhabaalaa, Kaalaanusaari, Kaalaanusaarikaa, Nata.
English: Indian Valerian