Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Nardostachys Grandiflora | Jatamansi

Nardostachys Grandiflora  | Jatamansi
Kingdom: Plantae
Jatamansi
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Valerianaceae
Genus: Nardostachys
Species: N. grandiflora

Common Names:-jatamansi, bhutijatt,..etc..

Nature:-it is a perennial herb .with height about 65 cm big.

Leaves:-upper leaves are much smaller, almost ovate. size about 25 cm long.

Flowers:- small in size several in small bunches.

Fruits:-fruits are also small and covered with a bit of hair.

Medicinal Uses:- Nardostachys Grandiflora (Jatamansi) :-the dried rhizomes and roots of this plants are used to making drugs.

Jatamansi has tonic and stimulant properties, hence it is useful in the certain type of convulsions and palpitation of the heart.
One more thing it is also useful as laxative and for improving urination, menstruation and also digestion.

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