Synonym S candollei DC

Family ► Umbelliferae; Apiaceae.

Habitat ► The Himalayas from Kashmir to Nepal at altitudes of 1,800-4,200 m.

Ayurvedic ► Muraa, Surabhi, Daitya, Gandhakuti, Gandhavati. (Substitute for Nardostachys jatamansi.)

Folk ► Bhuutakeshi (Kashmir), Muur (Garhwal).

Action ► Roots—sedative, analgesic.

Isoimperatorin and oxypeucedanin have been isolated as major inotropic constituents from the rhizomes.

The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia ofIn-dia recommends the root in syncope, giddiness, also for asthma.

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