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Family: Oleaceae (Jasmine family)
Genus: Jasminum
Botanical name: Jasminum angustifolium
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit : Vanamallika, Asphota
Hindi: Banmallika
English: Wild jasmine
Malayalam: Kattumulla, Kattumallika
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Wild jasmine is a small climbing shrub. Stem is smooth but branchlets minutely pubescent. Oppositely arranged, simple leaves are very variable even on the same plant. Leaves are 1-3 cm long, 7-20 mm broad, elliptic-ovate. The smooth leaves are acute, base obtuse or almost rounded. One inch across white, star-like flowers are exquisitely fragrant. The flowers are either solitary or more usually in threes. Petals 7 or 8, but can be more in number. Petals are linear, obtuse, very acute. Carpels two usually well developed. Flowering: June–August.
The rioot and leaves of Wild jasmine is used for diseases of eye, skin diseases, stomatitis and anti-toxic.
Jasminum angustifolium
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