Tabernaemontana divaricata Medicinal Uses

Tabernaemontana divaricata (L.) R.Br. ex Roem. & Schult.

In this article we will discuss about the Tabernaemontana divaricata :- common name, scientific name, medicinal uses and photos.

Common name

  • English: Crepe jasmine
  • Tamil: Nandiar vattai
  • Hindi: Chandni
  • Kannada: Nandi battalu
  • Marathi: Ananta, Tagar
  • Telugu: Gandhitagarapu, Nandivardhanamu
  • Malayalam: Nantyarvattam
  • Gujarati: Sagar
  • Sanskrit: Nandyaavarta

Scientific name

  • Name: Tabernaemontana divaricata (L.) R.Br. ex Roem. & Schult.
  • Family: Apocynaceae (Oleander family)
  • Synonyms: Tabernaemontana citrifolia, Tabernaemontana coronaria, Nerium coronarium

Tabernaemontana divaricata Medicinal Uses

  • The root paste used for scorpion sting
  • The root is prescribed for biliousness, epilepsy and paralysis.
  • The root is chewed to relieve toothache.
  • The flower is kept in water for 12hours and then flower juice is applied on the eye for eye injury.

Other Uses

  • Cultivated as an ornamental plant
  • The red pulp around the seed is used as a dye.

Tabernaemontana divaricata Photos

Tabernaemontana divaricata

Tabernaemontana divaricata

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