Nandyarvattam - Tabernaemontana divaricata
Properties of Nandyarvattam
|Botanical name||Tabernaemontana divaricata (Linn.) R.Br. ex Roem & Schultes|
|Sanskrit Synonyms||Nandeevriksha, Khsirika, Ksheeri, Vishnupriya|
|Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties|
|Name of the herb in other languages|
|English||East Indian rosebay|
|Hindi||Chameli, Chandini, Tagar|
Description of the Plant
An evergreen, much branched shrub grows up to 2.5 meters in height. Leaves simple, opposite, elliptic-lanceolate, covered with cuticle; flowers white fragrant, in axillary or terminal cymes; fruits follicles, ribbed and curved, orange or bright red colored; seeds dull brown, enclosed in the pulpy aril. Reproduction usually by vegetative manner.
Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, diseases of the eye, headache, skin diseases, bleeding disorder, itching, and arthritis.
Useful parts of the herb
Root, Flowers, Latex.
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