In Ayurveda, N. jatamansi is used for nervous headache, excitement, menopausal symptoms, fl atulence, epilepsy and intestinal colic. In combination with cold water, the oil is considered to be effective against nausea, stomachache, fl atulence, liver problems, jaundice and kidney complaints, insomnia and headache. Externally, the oil is added to a steaming bath to treat infl ammation of the uterus. The oils are also used in eye compounds and as poison antidotes. Oil is reported to be useful in the treatment of an atrial fl utter.