Tagar also known as Valerian Root, is a Himalayan herb whose roots help reduce anxiety and improve sleep. It relaxes the central nervous system due to its sedative and anxiolytic (used to reduce anxiety) properties. It helps manage blood pressure by relaxing the muscles and increasing the blood flow. Tagar also helps manage muscle pain as it possesses antispasmodic (used to relieve spasm of involuntary muscle) and analgesic properties.
What are the synonyms of Tagar?
Tagar is also known as Valeriana wallichii, Indian Valerian, Mushkbala, Sugandhabala, Kalanusari, Kalanusarika, Nata, Paduka, Ganthoda, Tagar Gantho, Ghodawaj, Mandibattal.
Benefits of Tagar
Manages Sleeping Disorders
Tagar is most commonly used for treating sleeping disorders, especially the inability to sleep (insomnia). It acts as a sedative and sleep-promoting agent that is often used as a milder alternative for stronger synthetic sedatives. It reduces the activity of a certain chemical in the brain that helps to calm down brain activity, which helps induce sleep.
Tagar is useful to induce sound sleep. According to Ayurveda, an aggravated Vata dosha makes the nervous system sensitive, which leads to Anidra (Insomnia). Tagar calms the nervous system due to its Tridosha balancing property, especially Vata balancing, thereby managing insomnia.
Tagar suppresses the activity of a chemical present in the brain that induces anxiety. This helps relax the central nervous system and decreases the symptoms of anxiety.
According to Ayurveda, Vata governs all the body and nervous system’s movements and actions, respectively. Anxiety is mainly due to a Vata imbalance. Tagar helps to reduce the symptoms of anxiety due to its Tridosha balancing (especially Vata) property.
Reduces Joint pain
Tagar might reduce Joint pain and inflammation due to its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
According to Ayurveda, the bones and joints are considered a site of Vata in the body. Pain in the joints is mainly due to a Vata imbalance. Tagar helps to reduce joint pain due to its Vata balancing property.
Reduces Muscle Pain
Tagar might help reduce muscle pain due to its antispasmodic and analgesic properties. It inhibits smooth muscle contractions and provides relief from muscle pain.
Reduces Menopausal symptoms
Tagar might help manage menopausal symptoms. It contains certain constituents that are like estrogen (female reproductive hormone) that help manage menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and night sweats.
According to Ayurveda, menopausal symptoms are usually due to the buildup of wastes and toxins, referred to as Ama, in your body’s tissues. Tagar helps remove these toxins (Ama) because of its Ushna (hot) potency, which helps digest Ama and control Menopause symptoms.
As Tagar has sedative properties, it is advisable to not take this along with sedatives or central nervous system (CNS) depressants. It might prolong the drowsiness.
Yes, Tagar might help manage bronchitis. It helps in dilating the airways, which increases the flow of air to the lungs. Consequently, it decreases the resistance in the airways and helps ease breathing.
Tagar might help manage high blood pressure by relaxing the muscles and increasing blood flow, thereby lowering blood pressure.
Yes, Tagar might be useful in managing skin diseases due to its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. It inhibits the growth or kills the microorganisms, reducing their action on the skin, and preventing skin diseases.
Tagar, due to its antispasmodic and analgesic properties, might help reduce muscle pain. It inhibits smooth muscle contractions and provides relief from muscle pain.
Yes, Tagar might work against worm infections due to its anthelmintic property. It prevents the growth of parasitic worms and expels them from the body.
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