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Sanskrit Name - Jatamansi
Botanical Name - Nordostachys jatamansi
Family - Valerianaceae
Common Names - Bhootjata, Tapaswini, Sulomsha, Nalada, Jatamansi, Bhutijatt, Kukilipot, Hasva, Nasava, Pampe, Sumbulutib, Narde Hindi, Spikenard
Jatamansi or Balchara is a plant which is considered to possess hypno-sedative properties according to Ayurveda. It has been extensively used in treating insomnia, hysteria and depression. Apart from these ailments or disorders, Jatamansi has been prescribed in ailments such as stomach ache, flatulence, liver problems, jaundice, kidney problems, headache, epilepsy, intestinal colic and in menopausal symptoms as well.
Jatamansi belongs to the plant family of Valerianaceae. This is a flowering plant which grows in West and South Asia. In south Asia, it mainly grows in sub-Himalayan regions, Nepal, Sikkim and in China as well. The plant grows to about 1 meter in height with long ovate leaves and bell shaped and pink flowers. Jatamansi is a round the year plant whose roots or rhizomes are used in Ayurvedic medicines.
The bio-chemicals extracted from the roots of Jatamansi are rich in sesquiterpenes and coumarins. Some of the bio-chemicals include Jatamansone or valeranone, which is the principal sesquiterpene. Other sesquiterpenes include nardostachone, dihydrojatamansin, jatamansinol, jatamansic acid, jatamansinone, jatamansinol, oroseolol, oroselone, seselin, valeranal, nardostachyin, nardosinone, spirojatamol, jatamol A and B, calarenol, seychellene, seychelane and coumarin: jatamansin or xanthogalin. A new sesquiterpene acid, nardin and new pyranocoumarins: 2’, 2’-dimethyl-3’-methoxy-3’and 4’-dihydropyranocoumarin have been extracted. Actinidine, an alkaloid has also been extracted from this plant.