Other Names: Nardostachys jatamansi
According to Ayurvedic tradition, this herb is a sedative and diuretic used in the management of spasmodic hysteria, heart palpitations, menopause, hystero-epilepsy, convulsive ailments, flatulence, stress, high blood pressure, and nervous headache. It is also a tonic to the mind and mental awareness, and is useful in the management of fatigue and depression. Additionally, it is used to treat jaundine, digestive complaints, menopause, leprosy, respiratory problems, rash, eczema, seminal weakness, hair loss, and scorpion sting. It can be prepared as an oil for topical application to the head, and has a reputation for restoring hair colour.