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Tabernaemontana divaricata - Nandyavarta

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Crape jasmine

Tabernaemontana divaricata is a plant is placed in front of the home is the sign of wealth. Five petals having Nandyavarta is having special medicinal features. It is also used for worshiping god.

Uses

Wounds, Cuts, Snakebites, Liver disorders, Skin eruptions, Blotches, Pimples, Diarrhea, Sore throats

Parts Used

Dried folaige, Whole herb.

Chemical Composition

Voafinidine (C20H28N2O2) and voalenine in minor amounts and a new 2-acylindole alkaloid, ervaticine. Coronaridine, voacristine, tabernaemontanine, dregamine; α-amyrin, lupeol, β-sitosterol, voacangine and voaphylline have also been isolated from leaves[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit
English Crape jasmine


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent)

Guna

Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry), Tikshna (Sharp)

Veerya

Ushna (Hot)

Vipaka

Katu (Pungent)

Karma

Kapha, Vata

Prabhava

Habit

Evergreen shrub

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple opposite The leaves are oval, 8 to 15 cm (3 to 6 in) long, dark glossy green, prominently veined and have a leathery texture

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Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 4 cm Yellow 5 The flowers are trumpet-shaped, about 4 cm (1.6 in ) across, with five waxy white petals in a pin-wheel arrangement.

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
General 7 cm The fruit are rare but when produced are curved, ribbed six {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

A plant of tropical and subtropical areas, growing at low to medium elevations. Succeeds in full sun to partial shade Prefers a fertile, moist but well-drained soil[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Mountain areas, Sparse forest areas.

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