Nardostachys jatamansi Health effects and herbal facts

Nardostachys jatamansi is a flowering plant of the Valerian family that grows in the Himalayas. It is a source of a type of intensely aromatic amber-colored essential oil, spikenard. The oil has, since ancient times, been used as a perfume, as a medicine and in religious contexts. It is also called spikenard, nard, nardin, or muskroot.

Nardostachys jatamansi

Medical use

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Biological activities

Allelochemic
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Allergenic
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Beta-ionone found in Root (180 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Androgenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Angiogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Anorexic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
AntiEBV
Beta-eudesmol found in Root
Antiacetylcholinesterase
Elemol found in Root
Antiacne
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Antiadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antiaflatoxin
Angelicin found in Root
Antiandrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antianoxic
Beta-eudesmol found in Root
Antiarrhythmic
Jatamansone found in Root
Antibacterial
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Beta-ionone found in Root (180 ppm)
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Delta-3-carene found in Plant
Patchouli-alcohol found in Root
Anticariogenic
Beta-ionone found in Root (180 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Angelicin found in Root
Jatamansone found in Root
Antiedemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antiemetic
Jatamansone found in Root
Antiepileptic
Jatamansone found in Root
Antiestrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Jatamansone found in Root
Antifeedant
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antifertility
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antiflu
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Angelicin found in Root
Antigonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antihyperlipoproteinaemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antiinflammatory
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Delta-3-carene found in Plant
Antileukemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antilymphomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antimelanomic
Beta-ionone found in Root (180 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Angelicin found in Root
Beta-eudesmol found in Root
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antiophidic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antioxidant
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Myristic-acid found in Plant
Antipeptic
Beta-eudesmol found in Root
Antiplaque
Patchouli-alcohol found in Root
Antipneumonic
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Antiprogestational
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antiprostaglandin
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antiprostatadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antiprostatitic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Antipyretic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Jatamansone found in Root
Antisalmonella
Beta-eudesmol found in Root
Antiseptic
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Antiserotoninergic
Jatamansone found in Root
Antispasmodic
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Angelicin found in Root
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Antistaphylococcic
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Antitumor
Beta-ionone found in Root (180 ppm)
Antiulcer
Beta-eudesmol found in Root
Elemol found in Root
Antiviral
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Angelicin found in Root
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Apoptotic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Artemicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Bacteristat
N-hexacosane found in Root
CNS-Depressant
Angelicin found in Root
CNS-Inhibitor
Beta-eudesmol found in Root
Calcium-Antagonist
Beta-eudesmol found in Root
Cancer-Preventive
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Beta-ionone found in Root (180 ppm)
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Myristic-acid found in Plant
Candidicide
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Caspase-8-Inducer
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Coleoptophile
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Cosmetic
Behenic-acid found in Plant
Myristic-acid found in Plant
Cytochrome-P450-Inducer
Beta-ionone found in Root (180 ppm)
Cytotoxic
Angelicin found in Root
Dermatitigenic
Delta-3-carene found in Plant
Estrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Expectorant
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
FLavor
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Delta-3-carene found in Plant
Isovaleric-acid found in Root
Febrifuge
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Fungicide
Beta-ionone found in Root (180 ppm)
Patchouli-alcohol found in Root
Gonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Hepatoprotective
Angelicin found in Root
Beta-eudesmol found in Root
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Herbicide
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Hypercholesterolemic
Myristic-acid found in Plant
Hypocholesterolemic
Beta-ionone found in Root (180 ppm)
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Hypoglycemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Hypokinetic
Jatamansone found in Root
Hypolipidemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Hypotensive
Angelicin found in Root
Jatamansone found in Root
Insecticide
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Insectifuge
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Delta-3-carene found in Plant
Insectiphile
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Irritant
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Delta-3-carene found in Plant
Isovaleric-acid found in Root
Lubricant
Myristic-acid found in Plant
Myorelaxant
Angelicin found in Root
Nematicide
Beta-ionone found in Root (180 ppm)
Myristic-acid found in Plant
Neurogenic
Beta-eudesmol found in Root
P450-2B1-Inhibitor
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
P450-Inducer
Beta-ionone found in Root (180 ppm)
Perfumery
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Isovaleric-acid found in Root
Pesticide
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Beta-eudesmol found in Root
Beta-ionone found in Root (180 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Delta-3-carene found in Plant
N-hexacosane found in Root
Patchouli-alcohol found in Root
Photoactive
Angelicin found in Root
Phototoxic
Angelicin found in Root
Sedative
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Angelicin found in Root
Beta-eudesmol found in Root
Isovaleric-acid found in Root
Jatamansone found in Root
Spasmogenic
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Spermicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Tranquilizer
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Isovaleric-acid found in Root
Jatamansone found in Root
Transdermal
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Trichomonicide
Beta-ionone found in Root (180 ppm)
Ubiquiot
Beta-sitosterol found in Root
Ulcerogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root

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Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]