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International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

Review on Malabar jasmine-Jasminum malabaricum Wight. (Oleaceae)

Author(s):

Marva Ashraf and Jasna TJ

Abstract:

The flowering plant species Jasminum malabaricum belongs to the family Oleaceae and is indigenous to Sri Lanka and southern India. Commonly known as Malabar jasmine hence; it is found in Malabar areas of Kerala. This fragrant climber with white blooms is well-known for its anti-tumour and blood-purifying benefits in traditional medicine. The natural population of this species has decreased as a result of heavy exploitation. Jasminum malabaricum finds application in the cosmetic and detergent industries, as well as in the treatment of cataracts and as a blood purifier. It is well-known for its antibacterial, antioxidant, blood-purifying, and anticancer effects in traditional medicine. Additionally, crushed leaves of this plant are applied externally to wounds and used as a treatment for eye infections. This article aims to provide an updated review on ethnobotanical and phytopharmacological properties of Jasminum malabaricum and to stimulate new studies about this species.

Pages: 43-44  |  33 Views  11 Downloads


International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
How to cite this article:
Marva Ashraf and Jasna TJ. Review on Malabar jasmine-Jasminum malabaricum Wight. (Oleaceae). Int. J. Pharmacognosy Pharm. Sci. 2024;6(1):43-44. DOI: 10.33545/27067009.2024.v6.i1a.138
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