Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020

Crepe Jasmine

 

Botanical Name

Tabernaemontana divaricata Linn.

Botanical Name

Crepe Jasmine, Chandni (Hindi), Nandhiyavatai (Tamil), Nandivriksha (Sanskrit)

Distribution


Throughout India

 

Religious association

 

 

It is sacred to Lord Shiva and offered to the deity.

Uses

 

 

Decoction of the bark is used to alleviate stomach and rheumatic pains. The juice of the flower is used for the treatment of sore eyes and various skin diseases. The wood is used in the manufacture of perfume and incense.



The tree is widely grown for its ornamental value.