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Plumeria rubra is a deciduous, semi-succulent shrub with a broad crown that is often as wide as the tree is tall. It can grow up to 12 metres tall in the wild but is usually smaller in cultivation. The boles of wild trees can be 25cm in diameter. The plant is often used as a herbal remedy. One of the most common and best known ornamental trees cultivated in the tropics. It is often planted near Asian temples, where the fragrant flowers are picked daily as religious offerings.
It contains constituents, representing of flower essential oil and volatile extract were identified. Benzyl esters, aliphatic alkanes, oxygenated monoterpenes etc.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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Frangipani is a plant of hot, dry to moderate rainfall areas, at elevations up to 600 metres.