Ayurvedic medicinal Plants

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Nandyarvattam - Tabernaemontana divaricata

Nandyarvattam Tabernaemontana divaricata
Nandyarvattam - Tabernaemontana divaricata

Properties of Nandyarvattam

Botanical name Tabernaemontana divaricata (Linn.) R.Br. ex Roem & Schultes
Family Apocynaceae
Sanskrit Synonyms Nandeevriksha, Khsirika, Ksheeri, Vishnupriya
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Katu, Tikta
Guna Lakhu
Virya Seeta
Name of the herb in other languages
English East Indian rosebay
Hindi Chameli, Chandini, Tagar
Malayalam Nandyarvattam, Nandyarvartham

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.

Nandyarvattam Tabernaemontana divaricata
Nandyarvattam - Tabernaemontana divaricata

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