Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Rubiaceae
Genus : Gardenia
Species : jasminoides Ellis.
Common Name
English Name : Cape jasmine
Hindi Name : Gandharaj
Manipuri Name : Kaboklei
Other Details
Habit : Glabrous shrub
Parts Use : Fruit, Leaf, Root and flower
Preparation : Leaves, roots/fruits crushed with water for extract. Cultivated as pot plant or in gardens.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : The leaves and fruit contain flucosides, tannin, essential oil, pectin, b-sitosterol, a-mannitol and nonacosane
Ailment Treated : The leaves and fruits possess antibacterial, jaundice, emetic, demulcent and diuretic properties. Root used in dyspepsia and nervous disorders. Flowers contain an essential oil. Flowers are insect repellant. Leaf extract is used in leucoderma. A poultice of pounded fresh leaves is effective for wounds and acute conjunctivitis.
Source : Wild/cultivated as ornamental plants.