Botanical Name Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
Family Oleaceae
Origin India
Description Paarijaat is a small tree that grows up to 10 meters in height. The leaves are dark green, glossy, and have a pointed tip. The flowers are white and fragrant, and they bloom at night and fall off in the morning. The fruit is a small, round capsule that contains several seeds.
Parts Used The leaves, flowers, and bark of Paarijaat are used for medicinal purposes.
Dose The recommended dose of Paarijaat varies depending on the condition being treated.


Ayurveda Features

Formulations(Yog) Paarijaat is used in various Ayurvedic formulations like Paarijaatadi Taila and Paarijaatadi Kashayam.
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) There is no known antidote for Paarijaat.
Ayurvedic Properties Guna (Quality): Laghu (Light) and Ruksha (Dry)
Rasa (Taste): Katu (Pungent), Tikta (Bitter)
Vipak (Metabolism): Katu (Pungent)
Virya (Potency): Ushna (Hot)
Prabhav (Impact): Jwaraghna (Anti-pyretic)
Other Names Sanskrit: Paarijaata, Shephali, Harsingar
Hindi: Harsingar, Paarijaat
Assamese: Xewali, Siuli
Bengali: Shiuli, Shephalika
Kannada: Parijatha, Parijathakshi
Malayalam: Parijatham, Pavizhamalli
Manipuri: Xewali
Marathi: Parijatak, Shephalika
Oriya: Seuli, Seuphalika
Telugu: Parijatamu, Parijatham


Distribution Paarijaat is native to India, and it is found in other Asian countries like Thailand, Cambodia, and Indonesia. It is also grown in some parts of Africa.
Pharmacognosy Paarijaat is believed to have various medicinal properties. It contains several active constituents, including iridoids, flavonoids, triterpenoids, and anthraquinones.
Cultivation Paarijaat is grown in tropical regions and requires a warm and humid climate. It grows well in well-drained soils with moderate fertility.
Physical Constituents Paarijaat contains essential oils, resins, and gums.
Chemical Constituents The main chemical constituents of Paarijaat are iridoids, flavonoids, triterpenoids, and anthraquinones.



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