Nardus Indica. —An East Indian plant, of the grass kind, with triangular stalks, and yellow flowers. It is like the yellow tufted grass, frequent in our meadows in spring. Breynius calls the Spikenard plant, a kind of Cyperus grass.
The tuft of fibres at the tops of the root, is what we call Indian Spikenard; they are brown, flattish, matted together, and of a pleasant fragrant smell; they are good in the disorders of the nerves; but we have better remedies.
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