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Crepe Jasmine

Botanical Name Tabernaemontana divaricata Linn.
Common NameCrepe Jasmine, Chandni (Hindi), Nandhiyavatai (Tamil), Nandivriksha (Sanskrit)

Distribution

Throughout India

Religious association

It is sacred to Lord Shiva and offered to the deity.

Uses

Decoction of the bark is used to alleviate stomach and rheumatic pains. The juice of the flower is used for the treatment of sore eyes and various skin diseases. The wood is used in the manufacture of perfume and incense.

The tree is widely grown for its ornamental value.

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