Sanskrit name: Tagar
Botanical name: Valeriana wallichii
Habitat: It is native to India, China and Nepal.
- Rasa (taste): Pungent, bitter, astringent
- Virya (action): Heating
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
- Dosha (constitution): Balances vata, pitta and kapha.
Indian Valerian is used as one of the Rasayna in Ayurveda due to its aromatic and sedative properties. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.