Jatamansi / Balchar is also known as Nardostachys Jatamansi, is a famous Ayurvedic herb used in neuro-psychiatric diseases and skin diseases. The roots are main medicinal part, which contains aromatic compounds responsible for its therapeutic effect in mood and stress disorders. It is used in the treatment of mood and stress disorders including mental fatigue, tension, anxiety, depression, panic disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Ingredient Name :
Nardostachys jatamansi DC.
Bengali Name : Jatamamsi
Chinese Name : Gan song
English Name : Musk Root, Indian Spikenard
French Name : Nard Indien
German Name : Achte Narde, Moschuswurzel, Sumbulwurzel
Gujarati Name : Baalchad, Kalichad, Jatamasi
Hindi Name : Balcharr, Charr, Jatamashi
Kannada Name : Bhootajata, Ganagila maste
Kashmiri Name : Bhut-jaat, Bhutijatt
Latin name : Nardostachys jatamansi DC.
Marathi Name : Jatamansi
Persian Name : Sumbul Hindi, Narde Hindi, Reshahwala
Punjabi Name : Balchhar, Chharguddi
Sanskrit Name : Jatamansi, Mansi, Jata, Jatila
Urdu Name : Balcharr, Sumbul-ut-teeb
3 to 5 g powder of dried root.
This herb is not recommended during pregnancy or lactation. Large doses may cause vomiting and diarrhoea with abdominal pain.
Jatamansi also acts on liver and digestive system. It increases appetite, decreases bloating, reduces abdominal pain and intestinal inflammation.
Jatamansi preparations can be used to improve the skin complexion and ensures a glowing and youthful appearance.
Jatamansi reduces menopause symptoms like mood swings, sleep disturbance, difficulty in concentrating, memory lapses, headaches, irritability, dizziness, fatigue, stress, anxiety and tingling extremities. In these symptoms, it can help and induces feeling of general well-being.
Jatamansi oil or Jatamansi processed in sesame oil is helpful for reducing hair fall and preventing premature whitening of hair. Traditionally, it is used for blackening hair and making hair smooth and shiny. It also controls dandruff. A regular use of Jatamansi oil (nard oil) results in smooth, silky, voluminous and healthy hair.
Useful in the Following diseases:
- Blood Impurities
- Cerebral Atony
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Fevers Flatulence
- General Debility
- Hair Loss
- Hyperactivity in Children
- Kidney Stone
- Lack of Appetite
- Liver Dysfunction
- Nervous Debility
- Premature Graying of Hair
- Seminal Debility
- Sexual Debility
- Sexual Neurasthenia
- Weakness of Digestive System
- Weakness of Heart