A review on pharmacognostic and phytochemical study of a plant Nardostachys Jatamansi
Sanjay Singh Nakoti, Dr. Divya Juyal and Amit Kumar Josh
Nardostachys jatamansi is a small, dwarf, hairy, perennial, rhizomatous, herbaceous, rare and most ancient species within family Valerianacae. Distributed in the Himalayas from Pakistan, in India including Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim to Nepal, Tibet and China which show a historical medicinal uses in Ayurveda, ethnomedicine, Homeopathy and Indian System of Medicine (ISM) to current medicine industry. The herbs and rhizomes of this hairy, perennial, dwarf and herbaceous plant are used for medicinal purpose. Mostly Herbs and rhizome are used for this hairy, perennial, dwarf and herbaceous plant. The plant has demonstrated several pharmacological activities including hepatoprotective, cardio protective and hypolipidemic and antifungal. Clinical research in Animal with jatamansone, has justified hypnosedative claim of Ayurveda. The review summarizes, phytochemical and pharmacological investigations carried out on the plant. By the virtue of above property this is Tridoshahara. Nardostachys jatamansi contains a number of bioactive chemicals, including crystalline acid, Jatamansic acid, hydrocarbons, a polyoxygenated crystalline solid together with A-endesmol, B-eudesmol, ethanol, angelicin, 4-hydroxythymol dimithyl ether. The present review detailed focus on its pharmacognostical, pharmacodynamics, pharmacological studies and its therapeutic importance.
How to cite this article:
Sanjay Singh Nakoti, Dr. Divya Juyal, Amit Kumar Josh. A review on pharmacognostic and phytochemical study of a plant Nardostachys Jatamansi. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(7):936-941.