Chandani Plant|Crape Jasmine|Tabernaemontana Divaricata
Ayurvedic properties Plant pacifies vitiated Vata and Pitta
Rasa: Katu, Tikta Guna: Lakhu Virya: Seeta Vipaka: Katu
Useful parts: Root, Flowers, Latex.
The Chandni plant(Medicinal Plant) generally grows to a height of 5–6 feet (1.5–1.8 m) and is dichotomously-branched. The large shiny leaves are deep green and about 6 inches (15 cm) in length and 2 inches (5.1 cm) in width. The waxy blossoms are found in small clusters on the stem tips. The (single) flowers have the characteristic ‘pinwheel’ shape also seen in other genera in the family Apocynaceae such as Vinca and Nerium. Both single and double-flowered forms are cultivated, the flowers of both forms being white. The plant blooms in spring but flowers appear sporadically all year. The flowers of the single form are unscented but the double-flowered form has a pleasing fragrance.
Garlic Creeper, Mansoa Alliacea – Plant
Garlic Vine is one of the most rewarding, flowering vines that you can grow. Interestingly enough it smells like garlic. However, it doesn't smell if the plant is left alone, only when the leaves are crushed. It can either be described as a shrub or a vine since it produces numerous woody vines from the root that grow only 2-3 m tall and form a shrub-like appearance.
Harsingar(Queen of the Night)
The Night-flowering Jasmine is called by several names in Hindi like Parijat , Harsingar, also Queen of the Night.The South-east corner of my front-yard is occupied by this mystifying tree. It produces the most delightfully fragrant flowers from September to November. The breeze that fondles the flower brings with it an enchanting aroma.
Jasmine plant (Motia) is a source of exotic fragrance in warmer climates. It is an important scent noted in perfumes and has herbal properties. The plants may be vines or bushes and some are evergreen.
Krishna Tulsi, Tulsi ( Black ) – Plant
Tulsi is native to India, where it often graces shrines and homes as an aromatic perennial shrub. Tulsi is grown as an annual herb in temperate climates. Krishna Tulsi, Tulsi (Black) – Plant is known as Holy Basil in English and Tulsi in Sanskrit. Other names used for the Tulsi are Manjari, Krishna Tulsi, Trittavu, Tulshi and Thulsi. Tulsi is one of roughly 60 species of the genus Ocimum, the basil genus. Within the tulsi family, there are several kinds grown in India. Most varieties are native to India, including the foothills of the Himalayas; they are also found through out the Middle East.
Kunda(Juhi), Downy Jasmine Plant
The stems and leaves of the evergreen Downy Jasmine are covered with a downy pubescence that gives the plant an overall grayish-green appearance.
Lantana (Yellow) – Plant
The lantana plant, a bright, sun-loving plant producing flowers in abundance and rewarding you with lots of color. Mastering lantana care is not difficult. Made to order for any bright patio with lots of sun. Lantana’s are basically tropical plants requiring lots of warmth. Plant them in your outdoor garden as soon as all danger of frost is past. In warm areas where frost seldom if ever occurs, the lantana can grow all year in the garden. Where they will flower constantly, attract humming birds, perfect for the butterfly garden and need only occasional trimming.
Lemon Grass is a fragrant herb which is increasingly being used in teas, beverages, herbal medicines. Lemon grass is a tropical herb packed with strong citrus flavor. The lemon taste is prized in Asian cooking, as well as in teas, sauces, and soups. In the garden, lemon grass forms a tall, grassy clump 3 to 5 feet tall. Its appearance rivals that of many ornamental grasses and can easily fulfill a similar role in the landscape.
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