In Nervous System: Hysteria, nervousness, epilepsy, Parkinson's and
insomnia. It both cools and nourishes a 'hot' and 'exhausted' nervous system;
clears pitta, calms vata, reduces kapha. By virtue of its benefiting majja
dhatu-agni it enhances the intellect and induces mental clarity. Its
'penetrating quality' is useful in clearing headaches and 'muzzy' head syndrome.
Heart: Palpitations, angina, essential hypertension When vata pushes
pitta it causes it to rush in the channels and this is especially aggravating to
the sites pitta can influence, hence the connection between the heart, the blood
and pitta causing palpitations.
GIT : Digestive cramps, borborygmus, flatulence, bloating and vata
constipation with dry, hard and gaseous stool It relaxes the bowel and
encourages peristalsis inhibited by tension. Its aromatic nature 'dries' ama and
kapha and helps to circulate samana vayu.
Lungs: Helpful in spasmodic cough, asthma, whooping cough; high
vatakapha lung problems
Hair : It has a special use for promoting hair growth, preventing hair
loss and greying hair
Skin : It is highly valued for skin disorders with a nervous component.
It acts on rakta dhatu and via the nervous system, especially beneficial in
itching and burning sensations
Gynaecology : Jatamansi's penetrating and warm quality is useful in
dysmenorrhoea with dragging pain, ovarian discomfort, lower abdominal distension