Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Jasminum sambac

Botanical name : Jasminum sambac (Linn.) Ait
Family : Oleaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Mallika

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

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Jasmine, Arabian jasmine
Hindi : Bel, Moghra
Malayalam : Mulla, Gandhamulla

Distribution – Cultivated throughout India

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A semi erect or sometimes climbing shrub. Leaves simple, opposite, ovate, acute and glabrous; flowers white, fragrant, solitary or in group of 3, fruits berries, black when ripe. Reproduction is by vegetative manner.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, disease of eye, itching, headache, ulcer, wound, insanity and epilepsy.
Useful part : Root, Leaves, Flowers

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