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Gardenia jesminoides Ellis.

Group: Dicot
Family: Rubiaceae - Madder family
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Gandharaj.

Tribal Name: Purchen cha (Murang).

English Name: Cape Jesmine.

Description of the Plant:

A much branched bushy ornamental shrub. Leaves 2-6 cm long, elliptic ovate, usually acute, shining. Flowers large, very fragrant, solitary in the upper axils; corolla usually double, white, soon turning yellowish, about 5 cm long.

Mode of Uses:

Root extract is taken as anthelmintic and in dyspepsic (Murang).


Cultivated in gardens.

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