Jati Jasminum Grandiflorum Remedies: Conjunctivitis, Wounds, Ulcers

This article is by Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu), PhD.
Jasmine is called Jati in Ayurveda. It balances all the three Doshas and is used in treating wounds, ulcers etc.
Botanical name – Jasminum grandiflorum Linn
Oleaceae family. 

The plant is commonly found throughout it India.
It balances all the three Doshas.

The plant undergoes pungent kind of Bio transformation (Katu vipaka) and possesses Ushna veerya (Hot in potency). Salicylic acid jasminine alkaloid are the main constituents of this drug.

Jasmine plant is used both for external application (majorly) and oral administration.
Jatyadi taila, Jatyadi ghrita are the important preparations of this drug.
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Jasminum grandiflorum Remedies:
Chewing the tender leaves of Jasmine for mouth ulcers:
4-5 tender leaf buds are chewed regularly twice or thrice a day. This reduces the severity of the stomatitis. This acts as preventive medicine too.

Leaf decoction for washing the wounds and chancroid ulcers:
The matured green leaves are taken and decoction is made. This decoction is used to wash the wounds and ulcers.
General method of preparation of decoction (kashaya) – 1 tablespoon of powder is added with 2 cups of water, boiled and reduced to 1 cup, filtered. 

Jasmine flower paste/garland application to suppress the breast milk:
This is a unique folklore practice. The flowers are made into garland and tied around the breast. Or else the fine paste of the flowers is applied around the nipples. This is said to be effective to suppress the breast milk in needy people.

Leaf oil for chronic skin diseases:
The leaves are made into fine paste and by adding cocnut oil or sesame oil the oil is cooked (likewise ghee can also be cooked). This ghee or oil is effective to cure the varieties of skin diseases. There are several successful events where this simple preparation worked quite miraculously even in steroid dependent skin diseases.

Leaf fresh juice for conjunctivitis:
Fresh leaf juice obtained from the tender leaf buds is instilled to the eyes, in case of conjunctivitis. This is very effective and indicated in all the age group and all seasons too.

Jasmine flowers are considered to be the auspecious offerings to the Gods. The flowers are considered to be aphrodisiacs also. The oleagenous extract of the jasmine flower is used abundantly in aroma therapy. Thus the drug jasmine appears to be unique in various contexts and ill health conditions.
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