Needle flower

The scientific name of Needle flower: Jasminum auriculatum Vahl.

Name of Needle flower in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Yudika

Malayalam: Soojimulla സൂചിമുല്ല

Useful plant parts of Needle flower: root, leaf.

Plant description:

Jasminum auriculatum Vahl., commonly known as Arabian Jasmine or Juhi in Hindi, is a fragrant flowering plant that has several traditional medicinal uses in Ayurveda and other traditional healing systems. Here are some of the medicinal uses attributed to Jasminum auriculatum:

1. Anti-inflammatory Properties: The leaves and flowers of Jasminum auriculatum are believed to possess anti-inflammatory properties. They may be used to alleviate inflammation-related conditions.

2. Wound Healing: The paste made from the leaves of Arabian Jasmine is used traditionally to promote wound healing. It is applied externally on wounds to aid in the recovery process.

3. Anti-microbial Activity: Some studies suggest that extracts from Jasminum auriculatum may have antimicrobial properties. These properties may help in inhibiting the growth of certain bacteria and fungi.

4. Relief from Skin Disorders: In traditional medicine, Arabian Jasmine is used for various skin conditions. It may help soothe and alleviate symptoms associated with skin irritations and allergies.

5. Sedative and Relaxant: The fragrance of Arabian Jasmine is known for its calming and soothing effect. It is used in aromatherapy and as a traditional remedy to induce relaxation and reduce stress.

6. Aphrodisiac: In some traditional systems of medicine, including Ayurveda, Arabian Jasmine is believed to have aphrodisiac properties. It is sometimes used to support sexual health and improve libido.

7. Respiratory Disorders: The flowers of Jasminum auriculatum may be used in remedies for respiratory issues. It is believed to have properties that can help alleviate symptoms of coughs, colds, and respiratory infections.

8. Treatment of Eye Disorders: In some traditional practices, Jasmine leaves and flowers are used in eye washes to alleviate eye discomfort and irritation.

9. Treatment of Headaches and Migraines: The aromatic properties of Arabian Jasmine are sometimes utilized to alleviate headaches and migraines. It may be used in aromatherapy or as an ingredient in herbal remedies.

10. Menstrual Disorders: In certain traditional practices, Arabian Jasmine is used to address menstrual discomfort. It may be included in formulations aimed at regulating the menstrual cycle and alleviating associated symptoms.

11. Aromatherapy and Relaxation: The fragrance of Arabian Jasmine is widely used in aromatherapy for its mood-enhancing and stress-reducing effects. It is believed to promote relaxation and a sense of well-being.

While Arabian Jasmine has been used in traditional medicine for its various potential benefits, it’s important to note that scientific research on its medicinal properties is ongoing, and it should be used with caution. Always consult a qualified healthcare practitioner or Ayurvedic expert before using any herbal remedy for medicinal purposes.

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