Valerian Jatamansi is a Perennial herb, not cultivated but grows wildly. It bears pink or white flowers.
In traditional and modern Indian medicine, Valerian Jantamansi is pretty well known. For centuries it has been used for medicinal purposes, especially in Ayurvedic (Indian) systems of medicine.
Found mostly in the temperate Himalayan region, from Kashmir to Bhutan and Khasi Hills. It grows well in moist loamy soils having partial shades of trees.
It grows in slopes over a wide range of soil that it gets adequate nutrients and water.
Harvesting of roots is done in September to October. The crop may be kept in the field for one or two years. Its harvesting is best in the second year.
Jatamansi is harvested for local medicinal use as well as trade for its valuable medicinal benefits presents on the herbs.
The herbs are collected from the forest or direct fields, and they should be dried as rapidly as possible without overheating.
Valerian Jatamansi has been used in Ayurvedic system medicine for a long time. Its Ayurvedic name is Tagar.
It is a herb of choice for native support from mental conditions. It may help relieve stress, anxiety, and is considered to have antioxidant, digestive, circulatory properties. It may help calm the nervous system.
The plant is called "Jatung" in Khasi (a local language in Meghalaya). They are found mostly in West Khasi Hills.
In Khasi Hills, the practice of herbal remedies for the treatment of various diseases rests with the traditional healers or ‘Nong ai dawai Kynbat’ as we called them locally. They belong to the indigenous family in which they passed the traditional healing knowledge from one generation to another.
People consult them for the treatment of various diseases and injuries, such as fractured bones. The whole plant of Valerian Jatamansi is used for making a paste and is applied after setting a fractured bone.
Roots of the plant (Rhizomes) is mashed with water to make a paste for healing purposes and relieving from severe pain. It is used for medicinal purposes, such as for treating insomnia and mental disorders. It is also beneficial for treating bacterial infections and advanced stages of fever.
The flavour and taste of valerian are associated with being woodsy.
Unlike its delicately scented flowers, valerian root has a very strong, earthy odour due to the volatile oils and other compounds responsible for its sedative effects.
Zizira's Valerian root powder is pure, and natural that is directly and traditionally sourced from the ethical farmers of Meghalaya.
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Excesses consumption of Jatamansi may cause adverse effects on the body. Consuming in a large quantity may cause stomach problems. Dosage should always be as per prescriptions. Due to the lack of clinical studies consuming Valerian Jantamansi during pregnancy and Lactation is not recommended.
Here is a simple recipe on how to use valerian powder:
For best results consume 30 minutes to 2 hours before bedtime.
A person with a busy lifestyle, the mind, and the body are often stressful and tired, pure valerian powder added with warm water, tea, or coffee helps to reduce stress and improve the quality of sleep.
This herb has been used in modern and traditional Indian medicine for centuries. It surely is the most effective natural remedy for a sound sleep!