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Millingtonia hortensis

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Millingtonia hortensis

Millingtonia hortensis is a jasmine or Indian cork tree. It is the sole species in the genus Millingtonia. It is a tree native to South Asia & South East Asia. In the name Millingtonia hortensis. It is named for Sir Thomas Millington who was an inspiration to Carl Linnaeus the Younger who first described the genus.


Cholera, Asthma[1]

Parts Used

Stem, Bark[1]

Chemical Composition

The most abundant compounds found were solanesol (25.72%), trans-farnesol (19.71%), nerolidol (8.54%).[2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Beratu, ಬಿರಾತೆ ಮರಾ Birate mara
Hindi Neem Chameli
Malayalam Katesam
Tamil Kat-malli
Telugu Kavuki
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Akasha Mallige
English Indian Cork Tree, Tree Jasmine



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












Kind Shape Feature
Simple Slightly round-toothed Each is from 2.5 to 7.5 cm. long. Sometimes the lower pinnae, are again divided and bear one pair of three leaved pinnae.



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual Tiny bell-shaped calyx, a long slender tube of palest green dividing into four waxy Silver white in colour Many flowers are delicately tinted with rose. Flowering season is June to January

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
The fruit is very long and narrow Pointed at both ends It contains thin flat seeds Many Fruiting season is June to January

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation


How to plant/cultivate

Millingtonia hortensis Linn. is cultivated in most parts of India, both in gardens and avenues. Tall and straight, with comparatively few branches, its popularity lies in its ornamental value.[5]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Garden area.

Photo Gallery


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Karnataka Medicinal Plants Volume - 2" by Dr.M. R. Gurudeva, Page No.460, Published by Divyachandra Prakashana, #45, Paapannana Tota, 1st Main road, Basaveshwara Nagara, Bengaluru.
  2. Sciencedirect
  3. Common names
  4. Wayback machine
  5. Cultivation

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