Saturday, December 6, 2008

Jasminum angustifolium Vahl.

Family : Oleaceae

English Name : Wild Jasmine

Origin : India, Sri Lanka


A small scandent shrub. Stem glabrous; branchlets minutely pubescent; leaves simple, very variable even on the same plant, acute, base obtuse or almost rounded, glabrous; flowers exquisitely fragrant, white and star-like, either solitary or more usually in threes; corolla lobes 7 or 8,linear, obtuse, very acute; carpels two usually well developed.


Grows easily in every soil and situation.

Parts Used : Root and flower

Herb Effects

Antiallergic and stimulates the gastrointestinal tract (root).

Active Ingredients

Myrcene, cis-3-hexenol and indole (flower).

Medicinal Use

Ringworm and stimulates the gastrointestinal tract (when taken as a tonic) (root); coughs and lung complaints (syrup); to help menstrual pain and lung problems (oil). The oil of the leaf is rubbed on the head to heal the eyes.


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