Jatamansi / Balchar (بالچھڑ) is also known as Nardostachys Jatamansi, is a famous Ayurvedic herb used in neuro-psychiatric diseases and skin diseases. The roots are main medicinal part, which contains aromatic compounds responsible for its therapeutic effect in mood and stress disorders. It is used in the treatment of mood and stress disorders including mental fatigue, tension, anxiety, depression, panic disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Jatamansi also acts on liver and digestive system. It increases appetite, decreases bloating, reduces abdominal pain and intestinal inflammation.
Jatamansi preparations can be used to improve the skin complexion and ensures a glowing and youthful appearance.
Jatamansi reduces menopause symptoms like mood swings, sleep disturbance, difficulty in concentrating, memory lapses, headaches, irritability, dizziness, fatigue, stress, anxiety and tingling extremities. In these symptoms, it can help and induces feeling of general well-being.
Jatamansi oil or Jatamansi processed in sesame oil is helpful for reducing hair fall and preventing premature whitening of hair. Traditionally, it is used for blackening hair and making hair smooth and shiny. It also controls dandruff. A regular use of Jatamansi oil (nard oil) results in smooth, silky, voluminous and healthy hair.