Chameli (Jasminum grandiflorum)
Jasminum grandiflorum Linn (Chameli / Yasmin; Oleaceae) is native to Tropical and warm Temperate regions and cultivated in France, Italy, China, Japan, India, Morocco and Egypt. The plant is documented to possess beneficial effects as odontalgic, thermogenic, aphrodisiac, antiseptic, emollient, anthelmintic, deobstruent, suppurative, tonic, in fixing loose teeth, ulcerative stomatitis, leprosy, skin diseases, otorrhoea, otalgia, wounds, corns and aromatherapy. Pharmacological activities of the plant reported so far are spasmolytic, anti inflammatory, anti-microbial, antioxidant, antiulcer, cytoprotective, chemoprotective, wound healing and anti-acne activity.
Studies have shown this herb to have the following actions:-
Healing: Chameli accelerate wound healing by enhancing collagen turn over and also shrink the haemorrhoidal mass due to potent astringent action.