The Scientific name of Spikenard: Nardostachys jatamamsi DC

Name of Spikenard in different languages:-

English: Nard, Nardin, or Muskroot.

Sanskrit: Jatamanji

Hindi: Nardin

Malayalam: Jadamanji

Useful plant parts of Spikenard: Root, stem

Plant description of Spikenard –

Spikenard or Jadamaji – Nardostachys jatamamsi DC is a flowering plant of Himalayas, it grows up to 1 m height, flowers are pink and bell shaped. Nard oil is prepared from the rhizomes of this plant.
Medicinal uses: Depression, headache, fits.

Chemical contents:

Acaciin, ursolie acid, octacosanol, kanshone A, nardosinonediol, nardosinone, aristolen-9beta-ol, oleanolic acid, beta-sitosterol.

How to prepare medicines:

Spikenard is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like-

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