Nandyavarta

Botanical Name : Tabernaemontana divaricata

Family : Apocynaceae

Names in other languages :

Kannada : Nandi battalu

Hind : Chandni

Tamil : Nandiar vattai

Gujarathi : Sagar

Sanskrit : Nandyaavarta

English : Crape jasmine

Properties :

Rasa

Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent)

Guna

Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry), Tikshna (Sharp)

Veerya

Ushna (Hot)

Vipaka

Katu (Pungent)

Karma :

Kapha, Vata

Morphology :

Leaf

The leaves are oval, 8 to 15 cm (3 to 6 in) long, dark glossy green, prominently veined and have a leathery texture

Flower

Unisexual 4 cm Yellow 5 The flowers are trumpet-shaped, about 4 cm (1.6 in ) across, with five waxy white petals in a pin-wheel arrangement.

Fruit

General            7 cm The fruit are rare but when produced are curved, ribbed

Distribution :

Mountain areas, Sparse forest areas.

Chemical Composition :

Voafinidine (C20H28N2O2) and voalenine in minor amounts and a new 2-acylindole alkaloid, ervaticine. Coronaridine, voacristine, tabernaemontanine, dregamine; α-amyrin, lupeol, β-sitosterol, voacangine and voaphylline have also been isolated from leaves

Parts Used :

Dried folaige, Whole herb.

Uses :

Wounds, Cuts, Snakebites, Liver disorders, Skin eruptions, Blotches, Pimples, Diarrhea, Sore throats

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