A collection of safe and effective home remedies and herbal cures from Ayurveda .

Monday, December 13, 2010

Nyctanthes arbortristis or the night flowering Jasmine-an intro

Nyctanthes arbor-tristis.Photo source:wikimedia commons,Photo author:J.M.Garg GNU free documentation license. 

English name:Coral Jasmine,Tree of sorrow.
Tamil:Pavazha malli
Also called Parijat.
The flowers are extremely pretty with  white  bifurcated petals and an orange stalk and a mild fragrance.This is also very useful  in Ayurveda.Hindus love this flower as it has a rich religious significance too.
It is used for treating fevers,gynec problems,ring worm infections,coughs and many painful conditions.
It has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.
Keeping the flowers in the house is said to eliminate all the vaastu Doshas.
The tree clears the air in the vicinity and it is good to have one in the garden.
(see the newer posts for the the medicinal properties of this plant)

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