Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Jasminum auriculatum

Botanical name : Jasminum auriculatum Vahl.
Family : Oleaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Yoodhika, Magadhi, Soochimallika

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

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Needle flower jasmina
Hindi : Juhi, Juyi
Malayalam : Soochimulla, Toosimulla

Distribution – Growing widely in southern region of India.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A spreading woody shrub grows up to 2 meters in height. Leaves trifoliate with lower small two, often deciduous, and a large, rounded, acuminate, central one. Flowers white fragrant, in paniculate cyme. Fruits globose black berries.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, burning sensation, ulcer, stomatitis, renal calculi and skin diseases.
Useful part : Roots, Leaves.

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