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Nyctanthes arbor-tristis - Parijata
Parijata is a large shrub or small tree with spreading branches. It grows up to 10 metres tall. The plant is particularly valued for its flowers which are used in traditional medicine as a dye and as a source of an essential oil. The plant has very fragrant flowers and is widely cultivated as an ornamental in tropical and subtropical regions all over the world. It is often planted near Hindu temples in India and Sri Lanka, as well as in Malaysia and Indonesia. This plant is belongs Oleaceae family.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Laghu (Light), Rooksha (Dry)
|Simple||Opposite||Leaves decussate-opposite; petioles 5-20 mm long, not articulate, short-pubescent; Leaf blades ovate or those near the flowers sometimes oblong|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Bisexual||Axillary or terminal panicle||Pale yellow||The flowers are fragrant, with a five- to eight-lobed white corolla with an orange-red centre. Flowering season is Through out the year|
|A capsule||2 cm long and wide, 3-4 mm wide||Compressed||Usually shortly mucronate at the apex, 2-celled, 2-valved, opening transversely from the apex; seeds 1 per cell, compressed. Fruiting season is Through out the year|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Coral jasmine is easily propagated by seeds or cuttings.