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Orange Jasmine

Scientific name of Orange Jasmine: Murraya cambogia / Murraya paniculata 

Name of Orange Jasmine in different languages:-

English: Tree jasmine, Chinese box

Hindi: Kamini-कामिनी 

Tamil: Vengarai-வெங்காரை

Malayalam: Maramulla- മരമുല്ല, Kattu kariveppu- കാട്ടുകരിവേപ്പ്

Plant description:

Orange Jasmine is a tropical, evergreen, small tree, grow up to 7 m tall.The leaves are small, dark green, glabrous, pinnately arranged, with 3 to 9 , alternate, along the spine, ovate to oblong, tapered at the both end, 2-3 cm long and 1-1.5 cm wide. The flowers are small, white and fragrant, five-petaled and oblong petals,1 cm long, born in branch apex, blooming throughout the year, followed by small oval orange or red fruits, fleshy, contain one or two seeds inside.

Useful plant parts:


Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Ovate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 ovate  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate


Medicinal uses:

Tooth-ache, analgesic, anti-inflammatory activity, Anti-microbial

Chemical contents: 

Paniculatin, paniculatincoumurrayin, eugenol, gerariol, carene, coumarin, methylanthranilate etc.

It is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurveda medicines like:-

Kurinji Kuzhambu

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