Volume 3, Issue 5


A review article on phytochemistry and pharmacological profiles of Nardostachys jatamansi DC-medicinal herb


Author(s): Purnima, Meenakshi Bhatt and Preeti Kothiyal

Abstract: Nardostachys jatamansi [Family Valerianaceae] is a perennial herb found in Alpine Himalayas. N. jatamansi used for long period in various chronic diseases therapeutically.
It is a reputed Ayurvedic herb and used in various multiple formulations. jatamansi has been used in the treatment of many disease and has several activities including anticonvulsant activity, antiparkinson’s activity, tranquillizing activity, hepatoprotective, neuroprotective, hypotensive, anti-diabetic activity. The objective of current review is to search literature for the pharmacological properties, safety/toxicity studies, phytochemical investigation and pharmacognostic studies of N. jatamansi. Complete information about the plant has been collected from various books, journals etc.

Fig: Aerial Parts of Nardostachys jatamansi dc


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