Spikenard Scientific Name
Spikenard Other Names
Sanskrit: Tapasvini, Vilomasa, Bhutajata, Jatamansi, Nalanda
What is Spikenard?
Common forms of Spikenard
Spikenard is commonly used for:
- Calming anxiety
- Reducing epilepsy
- Treating insomnia, headache and memory loss
- Increasing memory and learning
- Eye Irritation
- Wound healing
- Reducing wrinkles
- Promoting hair growth
- Jet Lag
- Reducing chances of Hepatitis and Jaundice
- Preventing and treating Baldness
- Preventing enlargement of the liver
Oil: 2-5 drops or as prescribed.
Tablet: 2-5 drops or as prescribed.
Capsule: 1-2 capsules twice a day or as prescribed.
Spikenard Side-effects and Warnings
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: It is advisable to avoid Spikenard or use only under medical supervision during pregnancy.
Children: Must be given under medical supervision.
People with high blood pressure and females in menstruation should avoid this herb because Spikenard can increase blood flow.