Parijat, also known as Night-flowering Jasmine, is an important plant used in traditional medicines for the treatment of various diseases. The plant is used as a herbal remedy for treating various infectious and non-infectious diseases.
Traditionally, different parts of the plant have been used as herbal remedies for treating conditions like intermittent fevers, arthritis, and sciatica. The plant shows anti-inflammatory and antipyretic (fever-reducing) properties which help in managing pain and fever. It is also used as a laxative, in rheumatism, skin ailments, and as a sedative.
As per the Ayurveda textbook, the plant provides relief from the symptoms of cough and cold. Drinking fresh Parijat leaves juice with honey helps to reduce the symptoms of fever due to its Ushna (hot) property. The plant also helps in the treatment of arthritis. It balances the aggravated Vata which is considered as a major reason for symptoms.
Some researchers suggest its use on the hair scalp to get relief from hair fall. The leaves of the plant can be used to treat ringworm and other skin diseases. According to Ayurveda, the paste of the Parijat plant leaves, when applied externally, can provide benefits in reducing the pain caused due to an imbalance of Vata dosha due to its Vata-balancing property.
It is advised to do a patch test before applying Parijat externally in any form to avoid any allergy.
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