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Synonym ► J. humile auct. non L. J. bignoniaceum Wall ex G. Don.

Family ► Oleaceae.

Habitat ► Sub-tropical Himalayas from Kashmir to Nepal and in the Nilgiris, Palni Hills, Western Ghats and Kerala.

English ► Yellow Jasmine, Nepal Jasmine, Italian Jasmine.

Ayurvedic ► Svarna-yuuthikaa, Svarnajaati, Hemapushpikaa, Vaasanti.

Siddha/Tamil ► Semmalligai.

Folk ► Juuhi (yellow var.).

Action ► Flower—astringent, cardiac tonic. Root—used in ringworm. The milky juice, exuded from incisions in the bark, is used for treating chronic fistulas. The plant is also used for treating hard lumps.

The leaves gave alpha-amyrin, be- tulin, friedelin, lupeol, betulinic, olea- nolic and ursolic acids; beta-sitosterol, 10-cinnamoyloxyoleoside-7-methyl- ester (jasminoside) and a secoiridoid glycoside.

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