Latin Name

Nyctanthes arbortristis

English Name

Coral Jasmine

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Leaves, Seeds and Bark
(पत्र, बीज, त्वक्)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Pitta;eliminaties vitiated Pitta

Properties and Uses

It acts as an appetizer, relieves flatulence. It has cathartic effect on bile and acts on liver hence used in liver ailments. Its leaves are found to be effective in treatment of sciatica. It used in chronic and remittent fevers. It has some mucolytic action hence used in respiratory conditions. External application with seeds is used in alopecia.

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