Have you heard of Tabernaemontana d. before? Tabernaemontana divaricate also known as Nandyavarta in Sanskrit or Crape jasmine in English.
The waxy blossoms are white five petaled pinwheels. The flowers are commonly used for poojas and worshipping gods in India. Nandyarvatam has a magical ability to cure eye disease and the milky juice of the leaves has anti inflammatory action and can be applied directly over the wounds. The juice of the flowers can also be made into eye drops.
The petals are used in Kajals (Ayurvedic eye liners) which we have at our clinic available.
The Ayurvedic properties of Nandyavarta:
Rasa/ taste: tikta (bitter) and kashaya (astringent)
Guna: laghu (light), ruksha (drying), tikshna (sharp)
Virya: ushna (heating)
Vipaka: katu (hot)
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With love from Lakshmi Ayurveda 💖