Jatamansi ( Balchar )

Scientific Name: Nardostachys Jatamansi
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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.

Ingredient Name :

Nardostachys jatamansi DC.

Bengali Name : Jatamamsi

Chinese Name : Gan song

English Name : Musk Root, Indian Spikenard

French Name : Nard Indien

German Name : Achte Narde, Moschuswurzel, Sumbulwurzel

Gujarati Name : Baalchad, Kalichad, Jatamasi

Hindi Name : Balcharr, Charr, Jatamashi

Kannada Name : Bhootajata, Ganagila maste

Kashmiri Name : Bhut-jaat, Bhutijatt

Latin name : Nardostachys jatamansi DC.

Marathi Name : Jatamansi

Persian Name : Sumbul Hindi, Narde Hindi, Reshahwala

Punjabi Name : Balchhar, Chharguddi

Sanskrit Name : Jatamansi, Mansi, Jata, Jatila

Urdu Name : Balcharr, Sumbul-ut-teeb

Recommended Dosage:

3 to 5 g powder of dried root.


This herb is not recommended during pregnancy or lactation. Large doses may cause vomiting and diarrhoea with abdominal pain.

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.

Useful in Following diseases:

  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Blood Impurities
  • Cerebral Atony
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Depression
  • Dysuria
  • Epilepsy
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fevers Flatulence
  • General Debility
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Hyperactivity in Children
  • Hysteria
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Jaundice
  • Kidney Stone
  • Lack of Appetite
  • Liver Dysfunction
  • Metritis
  • Nervous Debility
  • Oedema
  • Palpitation
  • Premature Graying of Hair
  • Seminal Debility
  • Sexual Debility
  • Sexual Neurasthenia
  • Stress
  • Tension
  • Weakness of Digestive System
  • Weakness of Heart


The information is for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Whole (ثآبت ), Powder (پیساھوا ), Grounded (کٹا ہوا)


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