Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Jasminum multiflorum

Botanical name : Jasminum multiflorum (Brum.f.) Andr.
Family : Oleaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Kundah

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Katu, Madhura
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Downy jasmine
Hindi : Kundphul
Malayalam : Kurukkuttimulla, Pichakam

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A large, evergreen twinner shrub. Leaves are simple, ovate, opposite, base rounded or chordate; flowers are whitish, fragrant, seen in terminal and axillary cymes. Fruits are black, globose berries, become black when ripe.

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

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