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Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part A
Delicate, fragrant, lady of the night- A medicinal gift

Amin Shaista and Parle Amrita

Night blooming jasmine, botanically known as Cestrum nocturnum is an evergreen shrub that grows in tropical and sub-tropical regions throughout the world. Cestrum nocturnum is a popular ornamental plant due to its showy and fragrant white flowers. It is also used as a hedge plant and cultivated as a medicinal plant. The medicinal properties of night blooming jasmine include antioxidant, anti-hyperlipidemic, hepatoprotective, analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-convulsant, anti-HIV and larvicidal activities. The present paper reviews the geographical distribution, history, cultivation, uses, side effects, synonyms, botanical description, taxonomical classification, phytochemical constituents and pharmacological activities.
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How to cite this article:
Amin Shaista and Parle Amrita. Delicate, fragrant, lady of the night- A medicinal gift. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 2016; 4(6): 13-17.
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