👉Scientific Name:-Tabernaemontana divaricata
👉🏼Other Name:-pinwheelflower, crape jasmine, East India rosebay and Nero's crown.
👉Local Name:-Taggar in odisha.
:-The plant generally grows to a height of 5–6 feet and is dichotomously-branched.The large shiny leaves are deep green and about 6 inches in length and 2 inches in width. The waxy blossoms are found in small clusters on the stem tips. The flowers have the characteristic 'pinwheel' shape also seen in other genera in the family Apocynaceae such as Vinca and Nerium.The flowers of the single form are unscented but the double-flowered form has a pleasing fragrance.
:-Both single and double-flowered forms are cultivated, the flowers of both forms being white.A plant of tropical and subtropical areas, growing at low to medium elevations.Succeeds in full sun to partial shade.Prefers a fertile, moist but well-drained soil.
The plant blooms in spring but flowers appear sporadically all year.
:-They are used in Ayurvedic medicine and the traditional medicine of South East Asia, the Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, and Ambon Island.The pounded leaves are an ingredient of a cough medicine taken as an infusion.An infusion of the leaves is used to treat grippe (influenza).The flowers, mixed with oil, are applied to sore eyes.
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