Jasminum angustifolium

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Wild jasmine
Wild jasmine.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Oleaceae
Genus: Jasminum
Species: J. angustifolium
Binomial name
Jasminum angustifolium
(L.) Willd.

Nyctanthes angustifolia L.

Jasminum angustifolium is a species of jasmine native to India, Sri Lanka and the Andaman Islands.[1] It is a climbing shrub with a smooth stem and minutely pubescent branchlets. The flowers are approximately 1 inch in diameter, and resemble a star with 7 or 8 narrow petals, flowering between June and August.[2]

This flower, and Jasminum grandiflorum plays a central role in Buddhist and Hindu temple floral offerings, garlands etc.

Common names[edit]

• English: Wild jasmine
• Hindi: बनमल्लिका Banmallika
• Tamil: Pithikam / pichi poo
• Malayalam: Kattumallika
• Telugu: Adavimalli
• Kannada: Kananamallika, Adavimallige
• Sanskrit: वनमल्लिका Vanamallika, Asphota
• Sinhala: Wal Pichcha, Val Samanpichcha, Saman pichcha

Medicinal properties[edit]

Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, kapha, skin diseases, ulcers, diseases of eye, stomatitis, pruritus, anti-toxic. In higher dose induce emesis. Useful part : Roots, Leaves.


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