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Jasminum grandiflorum - Balihrasa

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Balihrasa, Jasminum grandiflorum

Balihrasa also known variously as the Spanish jasmine, Jasminum grandiflorum, Royal jasmine, Catalonian jasmine, among others is a species of jasmine. It is native to South Asia. The Arabian peninsula (Oman, Saudi Arabia), Northeast Africa (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan), the African Great Lakes (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda) and the Yunnan and Sichuan regions of China.


Bad breath, Psoriasis, Skin diseases, Swelling, Wounds, Diabetes, Corns on feet, Paralysis, Skin dryness, Glowing skin.

Parts Used

Roots, Flowers, Leaves, Stem, Entire plant

Chemical Composition

Flowers contain a volatile oil, jasminol, and indol. Essence also contains benzyl-acetate, linalol, indol, and a ketone called jasmone. Ethereal extract from the leaves yield an alkaloid, jasminine. Study reports salicylic acid and an astringent principle in the leaves.[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Ajjege
Hindi Chameli
Malayalam Malati, Piccakam, Piccakamulla
Tamil Anankam, Catimallikai, Catimullai
Telugu Adivimalle, Chambeli
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Balihrasa, Chambeli
English Royal Jasmine, Spanish jasmine



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









Evergreen Climber



Kind Shape Feature
Petiolate Opposite Petiole and midrib margined; leaflets (5-) 7-11, glabrous, dark green, the upper pair with a broad flat base, often confluent with the terminal leaflet; the terminal hardly larger, ovate lanceolate, acuminate



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Bisexual 5 cm in diameter White 5-20 Very fragrant and borne in clusters. Flower buds are pinkish in colour and floral initiation is promoted by high day and low night temperatures. Flowers open early in the morning and oil content decreases by early morning


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Seldom formed 7.5–11 cm long, 1.5 cm broad Fruits are 2-lobed berries that turn black when ripe 12-20 seeds {{{5}}} {{{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

Jasminum grandiflorum can be grown from the warm temperate to the tropical zones. When grown commercially, plantations are usually below elevations of 500 metres. Jasmine can be propagated by cuttings. It does not usually produce fruits. [4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Sub trophical area, Himalayas, Warm temperate.

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