Firoj Alam*, Vikas kumar Chaudhari, Pramod kumar Biswal, Raj kumar
Department of Pharmacology, Kunwar Haribansh Singh College of Pharmacy, Jaunpur, U.P, India 222001
A B S T R A C T
Nardostachys jatamansi DC is an endangered, primitive and therapeutic agent in the family Valerianaceae. The herbs and rhizomes of this hairy, perennial, dwarf and herbaceous plant are used for medicinal purpose. Mostly Herbs and rhizome are used for this hairy, perennial, dwarf and herbaceous plant. Nardostachys jatamansi has been reported to have many therapeutic activities like antifungal, an timicrobial, antioxidant, Hepatoprotective and cardio protective properties. Nardostachys jatamansi is classified as hypno-sedative in Ayurveda. It is used in treatment of insomnia, hysteria and depressive illness. The plant abounds in sesquiterpenes predominantly; jatamansone and nardostachone. The plant has demonstrated several pharmacological activities including hepatoprotective, cardio protective and hypolipidemic and antifungal. Animal and clinical research with jatamansone, the active principle of the plant, has justified hypno-sedative claim of Ayurveda. The review summarizes, phytochemical and pharmacological investigations carried out on the plant.
Keywords: Phytochemical, Pharmacological, N. jatamansi, Sesquiterpene