Spikenard is famous medicine, which grows on Himalaya. It is a plant, which stem is 10-60 centimeters high and leaves are 15-20 centimeters high. Its leaves grow in the groups. Its flowers grow in a group, which is white and pink or blue color. Its fruits are small, round and fill with white hairy. Its root is long, dark brown and hairy. Spikenard grows in the hill areas of Kashmir, Bhutan, Sikkim and Kumau by itself. It is also known as ‘Shabalchhadash’. It grows in cool climate, so we can’t get it easily. Its root has tantu like hair, so it is called spikenard. Valerian named medicine has the same qualities of this medicine according to Allopathic Treatment.
Name in different languages:
English : Spikenard
Hindi : Jatamnsi, Blachhad
Sanskrit : Jatamansi
Marathi : Jatamnsi
Gujarati : Balchhad
Bengali : Jatamansi
Latin : Nardo stekis Jatamansi
Dose: 2-4 grams powder of root and 10 milliliters decoction of spikenard should be used.
Useful in different diseases:
1. Hysteria: Mix 4 spoons powder of spikenard root, 2 spoons powder of sweet flag and 1 spoon black salt together. After that, take half spoon of this mixture with honey thrice a day for one week regularly. It cures hysteria.
2. Hair problems: Rub spikenard decoction in the hair and wash after two hours, it will provide relief in the hair problems. This process should be used in the morning.
3. Beautiful face: Grind spikenard root with rosewater and coat it on the face, it makes the face beautiful within some days.
4. High blood pressure: Mix equal quantity of powder of spikenard, Indian penny wort and winter cherry together. After that, take one spoon of this powder thrice a day, it makes blood pressure normal.
5. Sleeplessness: Take one spoon powder of spikenard root before one hour of sleeping; it cures sleeplessness.
- Make the powder by grinding equal quantity of spikenard and turmeric together. After that, apply it on the piles moles, it cures piles.
- Applying spikenard oil on the moles dries moles of piles.
6. Swelling and pain: Make a paste by mixing powder of spikenard with water and apply it on the affected part, it ends swelling and pain.
- Brushing with fine powder of spikenard ends toothache, gums pain, pus, and swelling, and removes offensive smell of the mouth.
- Rubbing fine powder of spikenard regularly is useful to end toothache.
- Make the powder by grinding 200 grams spikenard, 200 grams sugar candy, 50 grams cubeb, 50 grams aniseed, 50 grams dry ginger and 50 grams cinnamon with sugar candy. After that, take 3-6 grams of this powder twice a day. It provides relief from the stomach pain.
- Make the powder by grinding equal quantity of spikenard root, dry ginger, Indian gooseberry and black salt together. Taking 1 spoon this powder thrice a day is useful to end stomachache.
9. Trembling of the body:
- Taking two spoons of spikenard decoction, twice a day regularly is useful to prevent trembling of the body.
- Taking 28-56 milligrams spikenard powder 2-3 times in a day prevents trembling of the body.
10. Menstrual excretion disorders:
- Make the powder by grinding 20 grams spikenard powder, 10 grams black cumin seeds and 5 grams black peppers together. After that, take 1 spoon this powder thrice a day for some days regularly, it ends mentally depression, body disorders and pain caused by menstrual excretion.
- Taking 60 milligrams to 1.80 grams spikenard powder 2-3 times in a day regularly is useful to make menstrual excretion normal.
11. Impotency: Make the powder by grinding equal quantity of spikenard, dry ginger, nutmeg and cloves together. Impotency ends by taking one spoon this powder thrice a day.
12. Erysipelas (Group of small pimples):
- Taking 600-1200 milligrams spikenard with sal-ammonic is useful to get relief in erysipelas.
- Apply a paste of spikenard bark on the affected part; it provides relief from pain of erysipelas.
13. Flatulence: Mix 200 grams spikenard, 400 grams sugar candy, 50 grams cinnamon, 50 grams cubeb, 50 grams aniseed and 50 grams dry ginger together then store it. Taking 3-6 grams of this mixture twice a day is useful to end stomachache.
14. Mouth blisters: Sucking spikenard pieces provides relief in swelling and pain of the mouth.
15. Mouth offensive smell:
- Make the powder by grinding spikenard, costus root, aniseed, zingiber zerumbet, big cardamom, white cumin seed and balchhad 10 grams each together then mix 70 grams loaf sugar in it. After that, take 5 grams of this mixture with water twice a day. It removes offensive smell of the mouth.
- Chewing spikenard removes offensive smell of the mouth.
16. Pain after the menopause change of life: Taking 60 milligrams to 1.20 grams powder of spikenard thrice a day is useful to end mentally and physically problems caused by menopause change of life.
17. Blood bile: Taking 600 milligrams to 1.20 grams spikenard with sal-ammonic twice a day is useful to cure disturbance in blood caused by bile and prevent blood vomiting.
18. Somnambulism: Taking 600 milligrams to 1.20 grams spikenard twice a day is beneficial to end this problem.
- Make the powder by grinding 10 grams cubeb, 10 grams cinnamon, 10 grams dry ginger, 40 grams spikenard and 80 grams sugar candy together then store it and take 3-9 grams this powder twice a day regularly. It cures tetanus.
- Taking 600-1200 milligrams of spikenard powder twice a day is useful to cure bendiness of the body of tetanus patient.
- Tetanus is cured by taking 280-560 ml decoction of spikenard twice a day.
20. Writer cramp: Taking 280-560 milligrams ground spikenard 2-3 times in a day is useful to prevent writer’s cramp.
21. Bedwetting (involuntary urination when asleep in bed): Make a decoction by boiling equal quantity of spikenard and winter cherry with water then filter it. Giving this decoction to children for 3-4 days is useful to end above symptom.
22. Heart problems:
- Taking 30-50 milliliters spikenard decoction, thrice a day regularly is useful to get relief in fast pulsation of the heart.
- Taking 500 milligrams to 1 gram powder of spikenard with sal-ammonic twice a day makes heart pulsation normal. It also cures weakness and heaviness of the head.
- Take 1.50 grams spikenard, 150 milligrams cinnamon and 30 milligrams camphor with hot milk twice a day; it makes heart pulsation normal.
- Take 500 milligrams to 1 gram powder of spikenard twice a day regularly, it provides relief in heart problems, weakness and pain.
23. Senselessness: Applying ground spikenard on the eyes is useful to break senselessness.
- Epilepsy is cured by taking 600-1200 milligrams spikenard powder with honey twice a day.
- Apply spikenard powder on the nostril and take smell, it will provide relief earlier.
- 2-5 grams spikenard oil should be taken to cure epilepsy.
- Mix 10 grams spikenard powder, 15 grams camphor and 25 grams cinnamon together. Taking it before meals is useful to cure epilepsy.
25. Shock and collapse: Giving about 600-1200 milligrams powder of spikenard with honey to the patient is useful to end shock and collapse.
26. Excessive sweat: Rubbing fine powder of spikenard on the body is useful to stop excessive sweat.
27. Chordee: Make the powder by grinding 40 grams spikenard, 10 grams cinnamon, 10 grams cubeb, 10 grams aniseed and 80 grams sugar candy together. Taking 3 to 6 grams this powder twice a day removes excitement of the penis.
- Take about 600-1200 milligrams powder of spikenard twice a day; it ends fatigue and increases zeal in the body.
- Mix 600 milligrams powder of spikenard with 10 ml juice of Indian penny root and honey. Taking it twice a day is useful to end fatigue of the body.
- Grind equal quantity of spikenard, cedar, Indian valerian, costus root and dry ginger with vinegar thereafter mix ghee or oil in it. After that, apply this mixture on the head. It is useful to end headache caused by migraine.
- Grind spikenard and sesamem with water then mix salt in it. Migraine is cured by coating it on the head.