ISSN 2321–3647
Tue, 26 Sep 2017

A Review on Chemical Constituents and Pharmacological Uses of Nardostachys jatamansi DC

Narayan Sharma

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Doon (PG) Paramedical College and Hospital, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India


ABSTRACT

Nardostachys jatamansi is a perennial herb found mainly in temperate and alpine Himalayas. It is used as medicine in ayurveda, homeopathy, ethno medicine and Indian system of medicine as well as in modern medicine industry. The essential oil as well as hydro-alcoholic extract of plant has been found to contain many therapeutically important chemicals. This review article summarizes some chemical constituents of plant and some pharmacological uses as reported by various studies in recent years.

Keywords: Nardostachys jatamansi, Chemical constituents, Pharmacological uses. 


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