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Valeriana jatamansi Jones

Valerianaceae.
Local Name:
Mushkbala, Bala.
Synonym:
Valeriana wallichii DC.
Habit and Habitat:
A rhizomatous, perennial, shade and moisture loving herb, up to 20-60 cm tall, found in temperate and sub-alpine zones.
Taxonomic Features:
Rhizome elongated with fibrous roots. Radical leaves cordate-ovate. Cauline leaves sessile, smaller, uppermost often 3-fid. Inflorescence corymbose cymes or dense corymbs. Flower white-pale pink. Fruit an achene, hairy.
Flowering and Fruiting:
March-May.
Harvesting Time:
July-October.
Medicinal Value:
Rhizome is used as a tranquilizer, also treats headache, muscles cramps, wounds, ulcer and eczema.[2][13] People use it to cure stomach disorders, intestinal colic, high blood pressure and urine suppression in local areas.
Part Used:
Rhizome.
Occurrence:
Common.
Future Perspective:
Collection, Cultivation, Oil Extraction,Cosmetic,Herbal Pharmacy, Allopathic Pharmacy.
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