Jatamansi Powder

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Jatamansi Powder

Nardostachys jatamansi, root powder

Primary Benefits as per Ayurveda

  • Jatamansi Powder acts as a nervous tonic and supports brain health.
  • Supports a healthy nervous system.
  • Improves complexion and aids in healthy and a glowing look.
  • Maintains strength of the body.
  • Jatamansi is said to be of therapeutic usefulness.
  • The roots of the herb Jatamansi serve as excellent tonic in order to help to pacify all the three Doshas (Humors).
  • Helps to support blissful sleep conditioning on the body dosha (humors).
  • It is used in many Ayurvedic herbs due to its numerous herbal properties.

Other Benefits as per Ayurveda

  • Helps in Spiritual Upliftment of mind and body.
  • Helps to enhance Sattva (purity, harmony and balance) of mind.
  • Helps in the female cycle.
  • The paste of powder is beneficial in Irritability due to high pitta (fire).
  • Supports pressure balance.

Common & Uncommon Names

  • Family Name: Valerianaceae
  • Botanical Name: Nardostachys jatamansi
  • English Name: Musk Root, Indian Spikenard,Indian Nard
  • Hindi Name: Jatamansi, Bal-chad

Other Uncommon Names:

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, Nasva.

Properties

  • Rasa (Taste): Bitter, Astringent, Sweet.
  • Guna (Characteristics): Light, Unctuous
  • Virya (Potency): Cool, Calm
  • Vipaka (Post Digestive Effect): Pungent

Best Source:

Extending to parts of northern and western India. These plants are found in the Alpine Himalayas at altitudes of 3000-5000 meters, extending Kumaon to Sikkim and Bhutan.

As per ayurveda:

Jatamansi helps to keep the mind cool and healthy. It acts as a rejuvenative tonic. Supports hair health and strengthens the body.

High quality extract of ayurvedic herb from its natural habitat. Free from gluten, soya, dairy, binder, preservatives or artificial colors.

Directions for Use:

Serving Size: Take 3 to 5 Gms (half to one teaspoon) 2 times a day Jatamansi Powder with water 1 – 2 hrs after meals. Take the first dose after breakfast. If you are mixing with other herbs, use Jatamansi Powder proportionately or consult your healthcare provider or your practitioner.

For Healthy state of mind: Ayurveda recommends the use of several herbs for this. Some people get so tensed due to any reason or may be due to extra workload and so they should use mixture of four Ayurvedic Herbal Powders:

  • Shatavari – 3  Gms
  • Brahmi     – 5 Gms
  • Guduchi –  5 Gms
  • Jatamansi – 3 Gms
  • Mix these Powders, add 1/2 cup of water to about 1/4 of mixture and drink it 3 times a day. Apart from these breathing exercises, Meditation, Physical activity in the morning can help a person calm down.
  • The paste prepared in cold water is beneficial to reduce high pitta (fire) on the body due to its “Sheet” (cooling) property.
  • In excessive sweating Jatamansi Powder is very effective when used as deodorant.

Ayurvedic Lifestyle (Healthy Tips)

  • Nutritional diet
  • Morning walk
  • Ashwagandha powder
  • Peaceful mind

Foods to Favor

  • Fresh and light diet
  • Green gram [lentils]
  • Seasonal fresh fruits [ mango, apple, orange, kiwi, papaya]
  • Seasonal vegetables
  • Milk
  • Chicken
  • Nuts
  • Rice
  • Cereals
  • Honey

Foods to Avoid 

  • Heavy, fried and fatty food
  • Late night dinner
  • Meat
  • Alcohol
  • Junk food
  • Soft drinks
  • Bakery products
  • Excessive tea

Do’s

  • Eat a protein rich diet.
  • Keep a regular sleep schedule.
  • Sleeping environment should be conducive for rest.
  • Get a little sunlight at day time.
  • Take dinner 3 hrs before sleeping time.
  • Take a walk after dinner.
  • Try to drink milk with Ashwagandha powder at night.

Don’t

  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption before bedtime.
  • Avoid tea, coffee and chocolates at night.
  • Avoid unnecessary stress, anger and fear.

Precautions

  • Pregnant/Lactating women, children or any with Known pre-existing condition should take under the advice of a healthcare provider. Keep away from the reach of children.

Classical References

  • Dravyaguna Vigyan
  • Ayurvedic Pharmacopia of India
  • Bhavaprakash Nighantu

SCIENTIFIC REFERENCES:

  • 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, LLawrence Review of Natural Products, August 1993, 1.

Reference Classical or Govt. Approved Books

This herb has been approved by the Department of Ayush/ Government of India after the proper screening of scientific evidence as well as classical reference of each ingredient by the GOVT REGULATORY BOARD COMMITTEE.

GMP and USDA Certified Organic Manufacturing Facility: Laboratory tested for quality purity and heavy metal standards.

**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any Disease.

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