Jatamansi / Spikenard / Nardostachys Jatamansi

Jatamansi, Spikenard (Nardostachys Jatamansi) DESCRIPTION OF PLANT Jatamansi (Nardostachys Jatamansi) is a perennial herb about 10-60cm in height having long stout, rhizomes root. The leaves are elongated and spatulated while few leaves are sessile, oblong or sub ovate. The flowers are pink bell shaped. Its roots are thick and has too many hairs. GENERAL DESCRIPTION Due to its thick roots and too many hairs (jata in Sanskrit) it has the name Jatamansi. It consists of two words: Jata means dread

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