Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Jasminum angustifolium

Botanical name : Jasminum angustifolium (Linn.) Willd.
Family : Oleaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Vanamallika, Asphota

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Wild jasmine.
Hindi : Banmallika
Malayalam : Kattumulla, Kattumallika.

Distribution – Hilly areas of Kerala and Karnataka, almost all around Western Ghats

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A woody semi-climber grows up to 2 meters in height. Leaves simple ovate-lanceolate, acute, glabrous; flowers in long slender pedicles, often in a group of 3 white; fruits ovoid berries.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, kapha, skin diseases, ulcers, diseases of eye, stomatitis, pruritus, anti-toxic. In higher dose induce emesis.
Useful part : Roots, Leaves.

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