Nardostachys chinensis Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Indian nard Indian spikenard nard spikenard
Nardostachys chinensis

Economic importance of Nardostachys chinensis

Materials esential oils
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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Gansu , Qinghai , Sichuan , Xizang, Yunnan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India - Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh; Nepal

Biological activities

5-Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Palmitic-acid found in Root
Stearic-acid found in Root
ACE-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Allergenic
Beta-ionone found in Root
Analgesic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Potassium found in Rhizome (10800 ppm)
Anorexic
Arsenic found in Rhizome (2.11 ppm)
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
AntiCFS
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
AntiHIV
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
AntiMS
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Manganese found in Rhizome (141 ppm)
Antiacne
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Rhizome (1210 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Manganese found in Rhizome (141 ppm)
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Antialopecic
Palmitic-acid found in Root
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antiandrogenic
Palmitic-acid found in Root
Antianemic
Copper found in Rhizome (10 ppm)
Iron found in Rhizome (1210 ppm)
Manganese found in Rhizome (141 ppm)
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Jatamansone found in Root (2500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Potassium found in Rhizome (10800 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Copper found in Rhizome (10 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Manganese found in Rhizome (141 ppm)
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antibacterial
Beta-ionone found in Root
Patchouli-alcohol found in Root
Anticanker
Iron found in Rhizome (1210 ppm)
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Anticariogenic
Beta-ionone found in Root
Anticataract
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Rhizome (1210 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Anticold
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Anticolitic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Jatamansone found in Root (2500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Anticoronary
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antidandruff
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antidementia
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Potassium found in Rhizome (10800 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Copper found in Rhizome (10 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Manganese found in Rhizome (141 ppm)
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Rhizome (141 ppm)
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Manganese found in Rhizome (141 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antieczemic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antiemetic
Jatamansone found in Root (2500 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Jatamansone found in Root (2500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Manganese found in Rhizome (141 ppm)
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antiestrogenic
Jatamansone found in Root (2500 ppm)
Antifatigue
Copper found in Rhizome (10 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Potassium found in Rhizome (10800 ppm)
Antifibrinolytic
Palmitic-acid found in Root
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antihangover
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Potassium found in Rhizome (10800 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Copper found in Rhizome (10 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antilepric
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antilithic
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antimelanomic
Beta-ionone found in Root
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Rhizome (1210 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Copper found in Rhizome (10 ppm)
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Copper found in Rhizome (10 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Manganese found in Rhizome (141 ppm)
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antiototic
Manganese found in Rhizome (141 ppm)
Antioxidant
Manganese found in Rhizome (141 ppm)
Myristic-acid found in Root
Palmitic-acid found in Root
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Patchouli-alcohol found in Root
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antiprolactin
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antiprostatitic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antipyretic
Jatamansone found in Root (2500 ppm)
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antiseptic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antiserotoninergic
Jatamansone found in Root (2500 ppm)
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Potassium found in Rhizome (10800 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antistomatitic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Potassium found in Rhizome (10800 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Manganese found in Rhizome (141 ppm)
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antitriglyceride
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Antitumor
Beta-ionone found in Root
Antiulcer
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Potassium found in Rhizome (10800 ppm)
Astringent
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Potassium found in Rhizome (10800 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Beta-ionone found in Root
Myristic-acid found in Root
Cardioprotective
Copper found in Rhizome (10 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Potassium found in Rhizome (10800 ppm)
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Rhizome (10800 ppm)
Collagenic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Contraceptive
Copper found in Rhizome (10 ppm)
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Cosmetic
Behenic-acid found in Root
Myristic-acid found in Root
Stearic-acid found in Root
Cytochrome-P450-Inducer
Beta-ionone found in Root
Deodorant
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Diuretic
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Potassium found in Rhizome (10800 ppm)
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
FLavor
Palmitic-acid found in Root
Stearic-acid found in Root
Fungicide
Beta-ionone found in Root
Patchouli-alcohol found in Root
Hemolytic
Palmitic-acid found in Root
Hypercholesterolemic
Myristic-acid found in Root
Palmitic-acid found in Root
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Rhizome (596 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Beta-ionone found in Root
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Copper found in Rhizome (10 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Root
Hypoglycemic
Manganese found in Rhizome (141 ppm)
Hypokinetic
Jatamansone found in Root (2500 ppm)
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Jatamansone found in Root (2500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Potassium found in Rhizome (10800 ppm)
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Copper found in Rhizome (10 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Lubricant
Myristic-acid found in Root
Palmitic-acid found in Root
Stearic-acid found in Root
Mucogenic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Myorelaxant
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Nematicide
Beta-ionone found in Root
Myristic-acid found in Root
Palmitic-acid found in Root
Nephrotoxic
Mercury found in Rhizome (0.13 ppm)
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
P450-Inducer
Beta-ionone found in Root
Perfumery
Stearic-acid found in Root
Pesticide
Arsenic found in Rhizome (2.11 ppm)
Beta-ionone found in Root
Palmitic-acid found in Root
Patchouli-alcohol found in Root
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Prooxidant
Iron found in Rhizome (1210 ppm)
Propecic
Palmitic-acid found in Root
Stearic-acid found in Root
Schizophrenigenic
Copper found in Rhizome (10 ppm)
Sedative
Jatamansone found in Root (2500 ppm)
Soap
Palmitic-acid found in Root
Spermigenic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Suppository
Stearic-acid found in Root
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Jatamansone found in Root (2500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Beta-ionone found in Root
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Vasodilator
Calcium found in Rhizome (11600 ppm)
Magnesium found in Rhizome (2590 ppm)
Potassium found in Rhizome (10800 ppm)
Vulnerary
Zinc found in Rhizome (22 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
1(10)-aristolene Root
9-aristolene Root
Arachidic-acid Root
Aristol-9-en-1-ol Plant
Aristola-1(10),8-dien-2-one Plant
Aristola-1,9-diene Plant
Arsenic Rhizome 2.11
Behenic-acid Root
Beta-ionone Root
Beta-maaliene Rhizome
Calcium Rhizome 11,600
Copper Rhizome 10
D-nardostachone Rhizome
Delta-1(10)-aristolenon-(2) Root
Eo Rhizome 10,000 32,000
Heneicosanic-acid Root
Iron Rhizome 1,210
Isonardosinone Root
Jatamansic-acid Plant
Jatamansin Rhizome
Jatamansone Root 2,500
Maaliol Rhizome
Magnesium Rhizome 2,590
Manganese Rhizome 141
Margarinic-acid Root
Mercury Rhizome 0.13
Myristic-acid Root
Narchinol-a Root
Nardol Plant
Nardosinone Root 5,000
Oroselol Rhizome
Palmitic-acid Root
Patchouli-alcohol Root
Potassium Rhizome 10,800
Sodium Rhizome 596
Stearic-acid Root
Valeranal Root
Valeranone Rhizome
Zinc Rhizome 22
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]