English: Tree jasmine, Chinese box
Malayalam: Maramulla- മരമുല്ല, Kattu kariveppu- കാട്ടുകരിവേപ്പ്
Orange Jasmine is a tropical, evergreen, small tree, that grows 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 both ends, 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, containing one or two seeds inside.
Useful plant parts:
Tooth-ache, analgesic, anti-inflammatory activity, Anti-microbial
Paniculatin, paniculatincoumurrayin, eugenol, gerariol, carene, coumarin, methylanthranilate etc.
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