Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Jasminum grandiflorum

Botanical name : Jasminum grandiflorum Linn.
Family : Oleaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Malati, Jati

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya, Katu
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Spanish jasmine, Common jasmine, Catalonian jasmine
Hindi : Chameli, Jati
Malayalam : Pichakam, Pichakamulla

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A large, nearly glabrous twinning evergreen shrub. Leaves are imparipinnately compound, opposite, terminal leaflets are larger than laterals, ovate-lanceolate, flowers are whitish, fragrant, seen in terminal and axillary cymes. Fruits are elliptic, globose berries, become black when ripe.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, migraine, paralysis, wounds, ulcers, constipation, flatulence, skin diseases, odontalgia, stomatitis and dysmenorrhoea.
Useful part : Whole plant.

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