Biological Name: Nardostachys jatamansi
Other Names: Muskroot; Indian Spikenard, Jatamanshi, Jatamashi, Balchar, Achte Narde, Balacharea, Balchir, Bhut-jatt, Bhytajata, Duk, Jaramanshi, Jatamamshi, Jatamanchi, Jatamansi, Jatamashi, Jatamasi, Jatamavshi, Jatamavashi, Jatamsi, Jeta-manchi, Kuki-lipot, Narde Indike, Nard Indien, Sambul-u-'l hind, Sumbula- theeb, Sunbuluttib, Tapaswini
This herb is found in India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sikkim. It grows in Himalayas at altitudes from 9,000-17,000 feet.
Parts Used: Rhizome, rhizome oil
Aromatic, antispasmodic, carminative, deobstruent, digestive stimulant, diuretic, emmenagogue, nervine, reproductive, tonic
Dosage: Infusion, powder
No information about the safety of this herb is available. Use caution. Ayurvedic herbs are often taken in combination to neutralize the toxicity one herb with the opposing effect of other.
Do not take except under the supervision of a qualified professional.