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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.

Hydrogen Bombs

This Diwali - say yes to fire crackers.  It is the earning season for many poor folks.

Mexican Butterfly Weed

Binomial Name: Asclepias curassavica
Common Names: Mexican Butterfly WeedBlood-flowerScarlet MilkweedTropical Milkweed