Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research (ISSN : 0975-7384)

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Original Articles: 2015 Vol: 7 Issue: 6

Medicinal application of different parts of Nyctanthesarbortristis


With the growth of population cost of treatment, inadequate supply of drugs, side effect of several allopathic drugs and development of resistant to currently used drugs for infectious diseases have led to increased emphasis on the use of plant materials as a source of medicines for a wide variety of human ailments. Some forest species are used as raw materials for manufacture of drugs and perfumery products due to medicinal properties. The present investigation Nyctanthes arbortristis, commonly known as Harsinghar, Shiuli, Night Jasmine, Coral Jasmine etc., belongs to the oleaceae family. Nyctanthes arbortristis is widely distributed shrub. The leaves of Nyctanthes arbortristis are antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anthelmintic. The flowers are bitter astringent, ophthalmic, stomachic and carminative. It is expectorant, bitter and tonic, febrifuge and mild purgative. It is used as bilious and obstinate remittent fever, sciatica and rheumatism. It is used in the treatment of dry cough, fungal skin infection, bronchitis