Ayurvedic properties Plant pacifies vitiated Vata and Pitta
Rasa: Katu, Tikta
Useful parts: Root, Flowers, Latex.
The 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.
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If you have diseases of the eyes you can try juice squeezed out of the flower bud of nanthyarvattom added with little amount of breast milk makes a good eye salve that can stop secretion of sticky pus in the eyes.Buds kept in clean water overnight may be used as a good eye wash.
Scientists have discovered an uncommon natural substance at the bark of a plant. It’s called conolidine and it’s been used for many years in traditional Chinese, Ayurvedic and Thai medicines, which processes the ability to offer relief from pain.
The plant where conolidine is gotten from is called the Tabernaemontana Divaricata, also referred to as crepe jasmine. The extracts from the leaves of the plant are said to have been used as an anti-inflammary on woods while the root is chewed to relievepain.
This beautiful plant is also used to treat:-
In treating of all kinds of arthritis it is beneficial to make the cleaning of lymph system with the help of Licorice herb (Glycyrrhiza). It is scientifically proven that almost all joint problems are connected with the contamination of lymph together with its stagnation. But the cleaning should include the absorption of dirty lympha and then nourishing the body with minerals and vitamins.