Ervatamia coronaria (Jacq.) Stapf
Ervatamia divaricata (L.) Burkill
Ervatamia flabelliformis Tsiang
Ervatamia recurva (Roxb. Ex Lindl.) Lace
Ervatamia siamensis (Warb. Ex Pit.) Kerr
Jasminum zeylanicum Burm.f.
Kopsia cochinchinensis Kuntze
Nerium coronarium Jacq.
Nerium divaricatum L.
Nyctanthes acuminata Burm.f.
Reichardia grandiflora Dennst.
Reichardia jasminoides Dennst.
Taberna discolor (Sw.) Miers
Tabernaemontana citrifolia Lunan
Tabernaemontana coronaria (Jacq.) Willd.
Tabernaemontana discolor Sw.
Tabernaemontana flabelliformis (Tsiang) P.T.Li
Tabernaemontana gratissima Lindl.
Tabernaemontana indica Willd. Ex Roem. & Schult.
Tabernaemontana lurida Van Heurck & Müll.Arg.
Tabernaemontana recurva Roxb. Ex Lindl.
Tabernaemontana siamensis Warb. Ex Pit
Testudipes recurva (Roxb. Ex Lindl.) Markgr.
Vinca alba Noronha
Common Name: Grape Jasmine
Grape jasmine is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing from 0.5 - 5 metres tall[
The plant is cultivated in China as a medicinal plant and as an ornamental almost throughout the tropics and subtropics for its attractive and fragrant flowers[
All parts of the plant are poisonous[
E. Asia - southern China, India, Myanmar, Thailand.
Montane brushwoods, sparse forests; at elevations of 100 - 1,600 metres in southern China[
]. Light forest, usually in the hills, from sea-level to 1,400 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Ornamental, Wild
A plant of tropical and subtropical areas, growing at low to medium elevations[
Succeeds in full sun to partial shade[
]. Prefers a fertile, moist but well-drained soil[
The plant can flower all year round[
Grape jasmine is widely used as a medicinal herb in the tropics. Indeed, in India the applications in traditional medicine are so numerous that the plant may well be classified as a panacea for gastro-intestinal, urogenital and skin affections[
The wood is refrigerant[
The roots are astringent[
]. A decoction is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and various abdominal complaints[
]. An infusion is applied as a remedy for jungle fever[
]. The roots are used in modern medicine to treat hypertension, headache, and scabies[
The pounded roots are applied to sore eyes[
]. The root is employed as a local anodyne and chewed for the relief of toothache[
The pounded leaves are an ingredient of a cough medicine taken as an infusion[
]. An infusion of the leaves is used to treat grippe (influenza)[
The flowers, mixed with oil, are applied to sore eyes[
The latex of the leaves is used as a cooling application for wounds to prevent inflammation[
In Thailand, the plant is used as an emetic[
The roots, leaves, and flowers are all used in the treatment of snake and scorpion poisoning[
The plant responds well to trimming and makes an attractive flowering hedge[
The pulp around the seeds is used as a red dye[
The wood is used as an incense and in perfumery[
The wood is used to make charcoal[
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