Pharmaceutically important uses of Chameli (Jasminum grandiflorum Linn): A Review
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Jasminum grandiflorum Linn (Chameli / Yasmin; Oleaceae) is innate to Tropical and warm Temperate regions and cultivated in France, Italy, China, Japan, India, Morocco and Egypt. The plant is recognised to possess positive effects as odontalgic, thermogenic, aphrodisiac, antiseptic, emollient, anthelmintic, deobstruant, suppurative, tonic, in fixing loose teeth, ulcerative stomatitis, leprosy, skin diseases, ottorrhoea, otalgia, wounds, corns and aromatherapy. Pharmacological actions of the plant reported so far are spasmolytic, antiinflammatory, anti-microbial, antioxidant, antiulcer, cytoprotective, chemoprotective, wound healing and anti-acne activity. The present review is an attempt to highlight the various ethnobotanical and traditional uses as well as phytochemical and pharmacological actions reported so far from J. grandiflorum.