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Artabotrys hexapetalus - Harachampaka

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Harachampaka, Artabotrys hexapetalus

Ylang Ylang is an evergreen climbing shrub, It grows up to 8 metres tall. It is a powerful, far-reaching, many-stemmed woody climber, the old stems of great thickness.


Cholera, Scrofula.

Parts Used


Chemical Composition

3-Hydroxy-9-methoxypterocarpan, nonacosanoic acid 2', 3'-dihydroxypropyl ester, pentacosanoic acid 2,-3'-dihydroxypropyl ester and docosanoic acid have been isolated for the first time from the seeds of Artabotrys odoratissimus and identified by spectroscopic data of these natural products and their derivatives.

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Kandaala sampige, Madana kaamaeshvari, Manoranjana
Hindi Harichampa, Madanmast
Malayalam Madanakameswari, Manoranjitam
Tamil Manoranjitham
Telugu Manoranjithamu, Muddasampenga, Phalasampanga, Manoranjidamu
Marathi Hiravaachaapa, Hirvachampa
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Harachampaka, Madanah, Nilachampaka
English NA



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









Evergreen climber



Kind Shape Feature
Simple Elliptic-oblong Leaves alternate, acute at base, shortly acuminate at apex, 6-15 x 2- 4.5 cm, glabrous; lateral nerves 6-18 pairs.



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Bisexual Solitary Yellow Many Flowers solitary or paired on terminal or leaf opposed hooked peduncles, ca 2 cm across, fragrant; pedicels ca 1 cm long, pubescent. Sepals ovate, recurved, 5-7.5 x 5-6 cm, pubescent. Petals lanceolate, saccate or concave at base; outer ones 2-3 x 0.5-0.7 cm; the inner slightly smaller, appressed-villous. Stamens many, anthers beaked concealing the anther cells. Carpels many, oblong, pubescent or glabrous; ovules 2; stigma clavate


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Etaerio of follicles Fruitlets 14-20, ovoid, apiculate, 3-4 cm long, glabrous; seeds brown {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Cuttings, Seeds

How to plant/cultivate

Succeeds in a sunny position or in semi-shade. The fleshy fruits are eaten by rats, who thus transport the seeds. The plant has escaped from cultivation in some areas and is reported as being invasive in Hawaii.[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tropical area, Sub Tropical area, Gardens

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