Jasminum amplexicaule elegans (Hemsl.) Kobuski
Jasminum anastomosans Wall. ex DC.
Jasminum cinnamomifolium axillare Kobuski
Jasminum elegans (Hemsl.) Yamam.
Jasminum finlaysonianum Wall. ex G.Don
Jasminum hemsleyi Yamam.
Jasminum laurifolium villosum H.Lév.
Jasminum lindleyanum Blume
Jasminum silhetense Blume
Jasminum smalianum Brandis
Jasminum stenopetalum Lindl.
Jasminum subtriplinerve Blume
Jasminum trinerve Roxb.
Jasminum trineuron Kobuski
Jasminum undulatum elegans Hemsl.
Photograph by: L?u Ly
Jasminum nervosum is a straggling shrub with slender stems that scramble over the ground and climb into the surrounding vegetation[
]. The stems are reported to be up to 20 metres long in Indo-China[
], though only 1 - 5 metres long in China[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials.
E. Asia - China, northeast India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam
Rather humid, forested areas[
]. Slopes, thickets, mixed forests; at elevations below 2,000 metres[
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Members of this genus generally succeed in full sun or partial shade, preferring a fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil[
The flowers are fragrant[
The young branches and the leaves possess antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. A decoction is used in the treatment of a wide range of conditions including post-partum hyperthermic infection, lymphadenitis, metritis, galactophoritis, leucorrhoea, rheumatism, ostealgia, impetigo, prurigo, dysmenorrhoea and haematometra[
]. They are also effective as a bitter tonic for nursing mothers[
An infusion of the leaves is administered to women after childbirth[
A decoction of the fresh leaves is used to wash wounds and against skin problems such as impetigo[
]. A poultice of the crushed leaves is used to treat ulcers, abscesses and mastitis[
An extract of the pounded root is used to treat quotidian fever[
The plant has shown antibiotic activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus hemolyticus[
The stem is used for wickerwork and binding[
]. It is used to make ropes and pot mats[
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