Botanical Name

Nyctanthus Arbortristis




Parijatha, Harasimgara, Sephali, Rajanihasa, Nalakunkuma


Coral Jasmine


Harsingar, Karasli, Parja, Seharwa, Koori


Parijatha, Harasinga Gida


Parjatham, Manjapumaram, Mannappu


Parijatha Pushpam, Kapilanagadustu, Krishnaveni, Pagadamalle


Majatpu, Parisadam, Sudam, Tira, Paricatam


Parjatak, Partaka


Found in all over india, globally distributed in indo-malesia. Central india, southern, western ghats.

Parts Used

Leaves And Stem


Swaras 10 To 20 Ml, Churna 1 To 3 Grams

Chemical Constituents

D-mannitol, tannin, glucose, glycerides of linoleic acid, oleic acid, lignoceric acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid and myristic acids, f3-stiosterol, tannic acid, methyl salicylate.

Ayurvedic Properties

Quality (Guna)

Laghu, Ruksha

Taste (Rasa)


Metabolism (Vipaka)


Potency (Virya)


Impact (Prabhava)


Pharmacological Action

The decoction of leaves of nyctanthes arbortrisits is widely used for treating sciatica, arthritis, fevers, painful conditions especially in joints, and acts as mild laxative.

  • Patients with gynecological problems are advised to take 3 fresh night jasmine leaves, with 5 black peppers.
  • The decoction of its seeds is used as a hair tonic. Washing hair daily with this tonic helps to get rid of dandruff and lice.
  • Coral jasmine is also used to treat anxiety, restlessness, headaches, gastritis, hepatitis, diarrhea, vertigo and dysmenorrhoea.
  • Night jasmine is very useful in treating constipation in children.
  • The leaves are used in ayurvedic medicine, to treat sciatica, arthritis, fevers, rheumatism and various painful conditions.
  • Its leaves are also blend into a paste and used in skin related troubles, especially ringworm.
  • The fresh leaves are boiled in mustard oil and used externally for treating ringworm.
  • The leaf juice is mixed with common salt to treat intestinal worms.
  • Coral jasmine is used in the treatment of fungal skin infection, dry cough, and bronchitis and as an antidote for snakebites.
  • The seeds are crushed and the aqueous paste is applied externally on the piles. They are also useful in treating baldness, scurvy and affections of the scalp.
  • The decoction of night jasmine flowers is used in treating gout.