As per Ayurveda:
Family Name: Valerianaceae
- Rasa (Taste): Bitter, Astringent and Sweet.
- Guna (Characteristics): Light and Unctuous.
- Virya (Potency): Cool and Calm.
- Vipaka (Post Digestive Effect): Pungent
- Effects on Tridoshas (Humor): Pacifies all the three Doshas (Humors).
These include Jatamansi One, Jatamansi Acid, and Virolin.
These plants are found in the Alpine Himalayas at altitude of 3000-5000 meters, extending East wards and Kumaon to Sikkim and Bhutan.
Take 3 to 5 Gms (half to one teaspoon) 2 times a day Jatamansi Powder with water 1 – 2 hrs after meals. Take first dose after breakfast. If you are mixing with other herbs, use Jatamansi Powder proportionately or consult your healthcare provider or your practitioner.
Food to Favor:
- Fresh and light diet
- Green gram [lentils]
- Seasonal fresh fruits [ mango, apple, orange, kiwi, papaya]
- Seasonal vegetables
Food to Avoid:
- Heavy meal
- Fried food
- Fatty food
- Junk food
- Soft drinks
- Late night dinner
- Bakery products
- Excessive tea
- Eat protein rich diet.
- Keep a regular sleep schedule.
- Sleeping environment should be conductive for rest.
- Get a little sunlight at day time.
- Take dinner 3 hrs before sleeping time.
- Try to take milk with Ashwagandha powder at night.
- Take a walk after dinner.
- Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption before bed time.
- Avoid tea, coffee and chocolates at night.
- Avoid unnecessary stress, anger and fear.
- Nutritional diet
- Morning walk
- Ashwagandha powder
- Peaceful mind
- Pregnant/Lactating women, children or any with Known pre-existing condition should take under the advice of health care provider. Keep away from the reach of children.
- Raw herb powder, Sun shadow dried with greenhouse technology.
- Powder contains all the properties of the herbs we do not do any extraction any ingredients from the raw herb nor any oil.
- Herbs are washed in cold water to keep the full potency/ retain properties of herbs which might get lost some in water flow.
Reference Classical or Govt. Approved Books:
- Dravyaguna Vigana
- Bhavaprakash Nighantu
- Ayurvedic Pharmacopeia of India
- Chem. Abst. 1991, 114,58873, 03562; 1989, 110,191267; Yoshikawa et. al., Phytochemistry, 1992, 31, 237.
- Shanmugasundaram, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, V30 (3), 1990, pp.265-279. Rana, Fitoterapia, v.63 (1): p.60-62, 1992.
- Baskaran, K. et. al., J. of Ethnopharmacol., 1990, v., 30(3), 295-305.
- Liberti, L., Lawrence Review of Natural Products, August 1993, 1.
Other Uncommon Names of This Herb: Bhuutjata, Tapaswini, Hasva, Nasva, Spikenard, Achte Narde, Balacharea, Belchir, Bhut-jatt, Bhytajata, Duk, Jaramanshi, Jata Mamshi, Jatamanchi, Jatamasi, Jatamavshi, Jatamavashi, Jatamsi, Jeta-manchi, Kuki-lipot, Nard, Nardin, Narde Indike, Nard Indien, Sumbula-theeb, Sunbuluttib, Tapaswini, Sambul Lateef, Jatamansi, Bhuutjata, Tapasvani, Bal-chad, Hasva and Nasva.