*Jatamansi is a beautiful flowering fern that mainly grows in the Himalayan mountain ranges at an elevation of up to 16,000 feet. Due to extensive wild harvesting, this delicate plant almost was on the verge of extinction. But with the good organic cultivation and harvesting practices, Jatamansi has re-emerged. The plant's name is derived from its root system, which translates and gives the appearance of human dreadlocks. So it is of no surprise then that Jatamansi promotes mental focus and emotional health, enhances memory and greatly benefits mindfulness. Jatamansi oil can calm an overly active mind and reduce stress levels. It has a grounding effect that allows for deep and restful sleep.
*Benefits include enhancing intellectual abilities, relaxing the mind, calming the heart, improving sleep quality, improving mental focus, supporting healthy hair, maintaining water balance during menopause, promoting memory, and balancing skin complexion.
Suggested Use: 1/6 to 1/4 teaspoon in powder form, once or twice daily or use as directed by your health practitioner.
Botanical Name – Nardostachys Jatamansi
Family – Valerianaeae
English Names – Spikenard Muskroot, Indian Spikenard
Nardostachys Jatamansi is a flowering plant belonging to the Valerian family, which mainly grows in the mountain ranges of the Himalayas. Nardostachys Jatamansi plant grows up to 1 m in height. It usually grows at an altitude of 3000 – 5000 meters. It has pink, bell-shaped flowers.
Physical and chemical properties of Jatamansi –
Taste – Bitter; astringent, sweet
Quality – Light to digest, oily
Potency – Cold
Post Digestive effect – Pungent
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