Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Abstract

Nardostachys jatamansi, a medicinally important herb of Nepalese origin, has been used for centuries in the Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine. In combination with Marsilea minuta it is being used as an antistress and anticonvulsant drug and also finds use in the treatment of epilepsy. Recently, it has been reported that N. jatamansi, which plays an important role in protecting from cerebral ischemia and liver damage, is also used for the treatment of osteoporosis and hypercalcemia. The other member of the genus Nardostachys, N. chinensis, possesses antifungal and antimalarial properties. It is also used in the treatment of skin dysfunction. A short summary of the chemical constituents of the two species along with their physical and biological properties is reported.

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© 2007 SAGE Publications Inc. Original published version available at http://doi.org/10.1177/1934578X0700201124.

Chatterjee, A., Dutta, U., Bandyopadhyay, R., et al. An Overview of the Genus Nardostachys. Natural Product Communications 2007, vol. 2, 1163-1173.

First Page

1163

Last Page

1173

Publication Title

Natural Product Communications

DOI

10.1177/1934578X0700201124

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