Night jasmine or harsingar is a plant that originates from West Bengal and has been widely used for treating arthritis and sciatica by Indian Ayurveda practitioners. Oral administration of night jasmine extracts has the potential to significantly reduce joint inflammation.
The plant of Harsingar is an Ayurveda herb. Its fruits, leaves, seeds, flowers, and even its bark are used in the treatment of various diseases. Harsingar is also known as Knight Jasmine and Parijat. Its flowers are often used to offer wreaths to the Lord. Its common name is Nyctanthes arbortristis linn. The fragrance of this flower is very sharp and enchanting. The scent of Harsingar flowers comes overnight and slows down in the morning.
This all-powerful plant helps to treat numerous diseases and health concerns that arise due to aggravated Vata and Kapha. These include:
- Cough and respiratory issues
- High blood pressure
- Menstrual cramps