Found in the Himalayas, Jatamansi is the root of a flowering plant belonging to the valerian family known as spikenard (biological name: Narostostachia jatamansi). A well-known Ayurvedic herb known for curing neuro-psychological disorders and skin diseases, the oil from this herb is used as a perfume and medicine. It also has references in Ayurveda of Jatamansi since the time of Sushruta and Charaka, two major contributors of Ayurvedic science.
Among the many medicinal properties found on the earth, the benefits of spikenard are also important. The name of Jatamansi is different at different places; Such as Jatamansi or Balchhad in Gujarati, Jatamanshi in Telugu, Bhootkesh in mountainous areas, etc. are popular. The stem and root of spikenard root containing the hairy stems and sharp smells resembling the pots of a monk are used as medicine. Its benefits are many but if not used properly then its disadvantages are also many. Therefore, let us understand the advantages and limitations of using spikenard.
LATIN NAME- Nordostachys Jatamansi
SANSKRIT NAME- Jatamansi
HINDI NAME- Balchad, jatamansi
This is the Ram Baan medicine for diseases of brain and pulse, it works slowly but effectively.
Insanity, hysteria, epilepsy, slow movement of pulse, restless mind, loss of memory. This is the perfect medicine for all these diseases.
It also calms Tridosha and ends the symptoms of typhus.
Hair becomes black and long by its use.
Drinking its decoction daily increases the eyesight.
Its application is also beneficial in skin diseases, psoriasis.
If you have a toothache, brush with fine powder of spikenard.
At the time of monopause of women, it acts like a true companion.
Its syrup makes the heart strong, and removes the frozen phlegm anywhere in the body.
The decoction of spikenard kills the pain caused by menstruation.
Grinding it in water and applying it will end the pain, especially the head and heart.
By eating or drinking it, diseases of the urethra, diseases of the digestive tract, diseases of the trachea, diseases of the throat, diseases of the eye, diseases of the brain, cholera, toxins present in the body are destroyed.
If the stomach is bloated, grind spikenard in vinegar and apply it with salt, then the stomach becomes flat by reducing swelling.
Benefits and Uses of Jatamansi
Benefits of Jatamansi for Baldness are beneficial for baldness and white hair.
Nowadays such hair problems have become common. Pollution, unbalanced diet planning, use of different types of cosmetics have a direct effect on the hair and then the problem of white hair or baldness. For this, as a home remedy, grinding equal quantity of spikenard, bala, lotus, and hut and applying it on the head reduces the fall of hair and also reduces the whiteness of untimely hair.
Benefits of Jatamansi for Headache
If you are suffering from headache due to work stress and run-of-the-mill life, then bamboo jamansi remedy will prove to be very beneficial. Grinding spikenard or applying its powder (jatamansi powder patanjali) on the forehead reduces headaches.
Jatamansi for Hair loss
If you are having excessive hair loss problem, then using jatamansi gives such benefits (jatamansi ke labh).Grind equal quantity of spikenard, curd, black sesame, sariva and neelkamal with milk and honey and apply it on the head to make hair grow and shine.
Benefits of Jatamansi for Eye diseases
A lot comes in eye related diseases, such as common eye pain, night blindness, eye redness etc. Home remedies made of spikenard are very useful in all these problems.Grind the Padmakath, Mulethi, Jatamansi and Kaliyak in cold water and filter it and wash the eyes or eyes with it, there is benefit in the eye disease caused by bile (jatamansi ke fayde).
Jatamasi benefits for bad breath
Jatamansi powder removes bad smell from teeth. Apart from this, gargling with the decoction of spikenard can also reduce odor from the mouth.
Benefits of Jatamansi in the treatment of hiccups (Benefits of Jatamansi for Hiccups)
If you are troubled by repeated hiccups, then using jatamansi gives relief. Grind turmeric, bay leaf, castor root, raw lacquer, mana stone, cedar, hartal and spikenard and soak it in ghee by making a varti or light and smoking it helps to thin out the phlegm stuck in the trachea and when it comes out And get breath.
Jatamansi benefits to get relief from cough
The weather has not changed whether everyone, from children to old and old, complains of cough. Consuming lukewarm milk with jaggery after smoking with mind stone, hartal, mulethi, nagarmotha, jatamansi and ingudi provides relief from cough. Apart from this, drinking syrup of jatamansi provides relief from phlegm related diseases.
Benefits of Jatamansi in the treatment of vomiting (Jatamansi Plant Benefits for Vomiting)
If there is vomiting due to eating spicy food or due to side effects of some disease, consuming spikenard in this way is beneficial. Vomiting stops by taking sandal, chavya, jatamansi, dry grapes, sugandhabala and golden garic paste (1-2 grams) in equal parts.
Nardostachys Jatamansi Benefits to Increase Sperm Count
Today’s lifestyle and diet are having a bad effect on sex life, due to which problems related to sex have started. Jatamansi 10 parts, Cinnamon and Cardamom 8-8 parts, Kutta, Pokhermool, Cloves, Kunjan, White Chillies, Nagarmotha, Dry ginger 6–6 parts, Balsam 5 parts Saffron 4 parts and Chiraitya 10 parts by mixing all these in 10 to 8 Drinking the quantity of one gets relief from semen or sperm problems.
Jatamansi Powder Beneficial in Gout
If there is redness, pain, and burning sensation in the affected area of gout (arthritis), first by taking out the contaminated blood, applying equal parts of liquorice, peepal bark, spikenard, kshirakkoli, sycamore bark and green coach grass, relieve pain and burning sensation. is. Apart from this, making powder of Jatamansi, Resin, Lodhra, Mulethi, Nirgundi seeds, Moorthy, Neelkamal, Padmakh and Shirish Pushp, these 9 substances mixed with 100 grams of ghee and coated with it are beneficial in gout (arthritis).
Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1000 plus patients worldwide.