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Night-flowering Jasmine

Binomial name: Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
Common names: Night flowering jasmine, Coral Jasmine,Sewali, Shefali, Paarijaat

The fragrant flowers bloom at dusk and fall to the earth at dawn.
Extracts of the seeds, flowers and leaves possesses immunostimulant, hepatoprotective, antileishmanial, antiviral and antifungal activities in vitro.
The leaves have been used in Ayurvedic medicine for sciatica, arthritis, fevers, and various painful conditions and as laxative.

Click here to read the detailed chemical constituents and beneficial properties of the plant.


  1. Nice clicks, very informative thanks for sharing...

  2. Oh I bet it smells just wonderful!! Why not link up to my new meme...Cool Clicks Thursday...would love to have this beautiful flower as an addition ;)

  3. stunning! and thanks for contributing to furthering my learning!

  4. Thank you so much for linking up with "Cool Clicks"...I truly appreciate your participation...I hope to see you next week.

  5. beautiful. I love the sweet smell of these flowers.

  6. Beautiful! I love the smell of jasmine.

  7. *whistles* These pictures are beautiful! Jasmine is a lovely flower. Keep clicking! :)

  8. what a gorgeous bloom! So sad it is so short lived and never really gets to be appreciated by the light of day!
    Thanks for linking in this week and I hope you will again soon. I am sharing this post on the tootsie time facebook page!

  9. The Jasmines around here are mostly white. Never seen one like yours. It is so pretty.

    Cadena de Amor

  10. One of my favorite flowers. I had it planted under my windows when I lived in Tampa, FL...of course, I never had the windows opened except in winter...since it was always so hot...but never as hot as Jaipur this past June.

  11. Such simple blossoms to hold all that fragrance!!

  12. I can imagine the smell would be divine

  13. how and why do flowers do this to themselves?

  14. Beautiful, warm image. Love the orange contrast too. Thank you for taking part in Mandarin Orange Monday:)


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