Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}

Overview

Benefits of Harsingar And Its Side Effects

It provides treatments for Dengue, Chikunngunya, Malaria and Arthritis. It prevents gas, radical damage, treats cough, fights breathing problems, etc. Additionally it has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties which make it fight various infections in the body. It also acts as a laxative in most cases.

Benefits of Harsingar And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Harsingar
Nutritional Value of Harsingar
Health Benefits of Harsingar
Provides relief from Chikungunya and Dengue
Can treat Arthritis
Cures malaria and other fevers
Prevents Radical damage to the body
Anti-allergic, antiviral and antibacterial properties
Can treat cough
Combats breathing problems
Acts as a laxative
Prevents gas
Uses of Harsingar
Side-Effects & Allergies of Harsingar
Cultivation of Harsingar

Harsingar

Harsingar is also known as Night Jasmine or Parijat. It is loaded with beneficial qualities and is native to Southeast Asia and South Asia. It is a small tree or a shrub growing up to 33 feet tall with a grey flaky bark. The leaves are quite broad with a margin. The flowers look breathtaking with 5 to 8 white corolla petals, having an orangish-red centre. The fruit which this flower bears is a brown round to heart shaped capsule of 2 cm diameter containing a single seed. This flower is found in abundance in West Bengal, India and also in Kanchanaburi Province in Thailand. This flower loses its brightness during daytime and is most commonly used as a yellow dye for clothing.

Nutritional Value of Harsingar

The leaves of Harsingar contains benzoic acid, fructose, glucose, carotene, amorphous resin, ascorbic acid, methyl salicylate, tannic acid, oleanolic acid and flavanol glycosides. The flowers are very beneficial as it contains essential oils and glycosides. The seeds contain palmitic, oleic and myristic acids. The bark of this plant is useful due to its alkaloids and glycosides content. The extracts of this flower posses antifungal and antiviral properties. Apart from this antileishmanial, hepatoprotective and immunostimulant properties are also present in it.

Health Benefits of Harsingar

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Harsingar
Health Benefits of Harsingar

Provides relief from Chikungunya and Dengue

Although Chikungunya and Dengue are serious and people suffering from it need to be admitted in the hospital right away , but consuming Harsingar can provide some help and reduce symptoms of these diseases. During such diseases, the platelet count of the patient deteriorates rapidly. In such cases this herb can be used as a remedial measure to increase the blood platelet count as quickly as possible. Harsingar along with other herbs should be taken as a decoction or in the crude form to provide the best results. According to research, difference in Dengue and Chikungunya patients can be seen as soon as 3 days. However, this herb should be consumed regularly without fail to make a huge difference.

Can treat Arthritis

Arthritis is not only common among old aged people but it also affects young adults now days. It can be very annoying and can make a person deviate from his daily activities. In severe cases, it also disrupts sleep to a certain extent. In such conditions, Harsingar should be consumed due to its anti-arthritic properties to reduce inflammation and pain. It is recommended to boil the powder extracted from Harsingar in a cup of water and consume it immediately for instant relief. People who consumed it regularly usually experience relief after a prolonged usage of this herb.

Cures malaria and other fevers

The leaves of Harsingar is used to treat the fever which occurs during chronic malaria. It can also be used as a remedy for high body temperature, diarrhea and nausea caused due to mosquito bites. The leaves contain beneficial soothing and healing properties which make it ideal to get rid of malaria parasites.

Prevents Radical damage to the body

Health issues and aging are usually caused due to radical damage to the cells of our body. This is known as oxidative damage. To prevent such damage, antioxidants are required. Therefore, Harsingar has strong antioxidants which can easily get rid of the detrimental effects of free radicals. Other than this, Harsingar can also be used to prevent the development of cancer cells and fights early signs of aging. The essential oils extracted from its flowers can also be massaged on the body to keep it healthy and strong.

Anti-allergic, antiviral and antibacterial properties

Harsingar oil can be used to fight bacteria such as E.coli, Staph infection and fungal infection. Additionally it assists in combating encephalomyocarditis, cardiovirus and semliki forrest virus. It can also be used to treat skin issues such as blackheads and pimples.

Can treat cough

Persistent coughing can be caused due to a lot of reasons such as smoking, bronchitis, lung problems or throat infection. It can be very annoying and hampers our ability to talk and socially interact with people. In most cases, coughing can also make one unable to get sound sleep and lead to fatigue and stress. Harsingar usually helps in relieving cough and if consumed daily it can reduce the symptoms to a great extent.

Combats breathing problems

Regular consumption of Harsingar can relieve asthma symptoms. Although it doesn’t cure asthma, but it does reduce the symptoms and makes it easier for a person to breathe without any hurdle. Harsingar contains beneficial and medicinal properties to provide relief from asthma symptoms.

Acts as a laxative

It is a proven fact that Harsingar helps to deal with constipation. It is a substitute for laxatives and performs much better than one. It has special minerals in it, which facilitates the regulation of the digestive system.

Prevents gas

Gas can be extremely irritating and can cause weakness, stomach ache and even dizziness. Regular consumption of Harsingar treats gas related problems easily.

Uses of Harsingar

Harsingar is packed with beneficial uses such as, it helps treat dandruff, lice, vertigo and anxiety symptoms, scurvy and acidity. Additionally it also treats high blood pressure, sciatica, relieves menstrual cramps and is an antidote to snake bites in some cases. This herb should be consumed if you are always restless and often get panic attacks. According to studies, Harsingar also alleviates piles to a certain extent.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Harsingar

Harsingar doesn’t have a lot of fatal side effects, but anything consumed in excess can be very detrimental for health. Harsingar has an extremely bitter tastes, so for people who are very sensitive with taste, can experience slight nausea if they cannot bear the taste. It shouldn’t be taken in excessive amount to cure cough as it can prove fatal to the throat, it should be taken only after the guidance of an Ayurvedic doctor for cough related issues. The tongue can also become yellow and unattractive after chewing the leaves of Harsingar

Cultivation of Harsingar

Harsinger usually grows in tropical regions of the world. Though this plant usually blooms at night, it does require plenty of sunlight and it cannot survive in a frosty or cold area. It grows best in sandy sol, moist and well drained soil. It cannot grow in highly saline soil. It is usually found in some regions of South Asia and Asia.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hello, I am 42 years old I have sciatica pain in my right leg therefore I can't do exercise I gaining weight since 2 years I want to loose weight I tried every thing like diet medicine exercise but result is zero can you help me for reduce weight.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
Take proper treatment for sciatica other wise your movement is restricted result is weight gain, this weight also worsen the sciatica pain. Advise go for ayurvedic consultation you can use 7 leafs of harsingar (parijat patra) boil it in 200 ml water and reduced up 60 ml take it with empty stomach daily, this reduce the sciatica pain.
1 person found this helpful

Hi I am 36 years and I am suffering from severe cervical spondylitis and lumbar spondylitis some times I have severe pain in left shoulder, back and hand. My question shall I see a neurologist or orthopedic.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Both are involved but orthopaedic will give you clear picture for further decision. You may also try, if you believe, harsingar leaves juice or decoction for alleviating such pains. It's very successful simple remedy.
1 person found this helpful

Hi. I am meet. I am 19 years old. I got some back problem when I sit straight on bed or sofa. I had left my gys so I got some fat on my stomach.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Start drinking hot water drink 2 glass daily twice times and take medohar guggul twice a day with this water. Put little turmeric powder in this water too. If you can arrange, drink decoction of harsingar leaves for two weeks.
1 person found this helpful

I have a problem with my back. It hurts a lot when im to so some physical work. please tell me something.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Something is hot milk n turmeric drink daily for a fortnight, Nycanthes leaves (Harsingar) decoction 1 glass daily for a fortnight and report

Popular Health Tips

Sciatica - Know Its Ayurvedic Treatments!

MD- Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Ujjain
Sciatica - Know Its Ayurvedic Treatments!

Gridhrasi is what Sciatica is known as in Ayurveda. It is the disorder that causes mild to agonizing pain in the sciatic nerve or neuralgia. These nerves, emerging from the pelvis, run along the hamstring and may cause intense pain in one or both the legs when a person suffers from Sciatica. 

Sciatic pains fill your life with misery as the simplest of daily activities cause sudden and excruciating pain. There are two types of sciatica i.e. true sciatica and pseudo-sciatica. Sciatica may be caused due to bulging disc or herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, piriformis syndrome, pregnancy or trauma etc. 

According to Ayurveda, Sciatica is caused due to vitiation of VATA DOSHA i.e. the dosha responsible for the functional ability and movement of the body, and also in some cases due to association with KAPHA DOSHA i.e. the dosha that is responsible for body fluids and lubrication. Ayurvedic herbs that improve the symptoms of Sciatica are: 

  1. Harsingar ig Saphalika (Nyctanthes arbortristis) is also known as night flowering Jasmin, decoction of it’s leaves is very effective in Sciatica as well as in rheumatism. 
  2. Babunah is also known as Bitter Chamomile. Not only is it used to relieve and reduce the pain faced by a sciatica patient, but it is also used for treating problems such as rheumatism due to the advancement of age. Compressed bitter chamomile flowers are prescribed for sciatica. 
  3. Guggulu is also known as Indian Bdellium. Since Guggulu is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties, it relaxes the sciatic nerves. 
  4. Rasna is also known as Vanda Orchid. Intense or agonizing pain due to the sciatic nerve issues can be reduced by this ayurvedic herb due to its anti-inflammatory properties. 
  5. Juniper oil is extremely helpful when massaged onto the thigh muscles with firm strokes or pressure. It is used extensively in massage therapy for treating sciatica since the extent of reduction in sciatic nerve pain is tremendous. 
  6. Jaiphal is also known as Nutmeg. After being mixed with sesame seeds oil, nutmeg is coarsely powdered and then fried till it turns brown. This is then applied to those areas where the sciatic pain is intense for instant relief. 
  7. Kumari is also known as Indian Aloe. Properties of Indian Aloe are extremely helpful in treating lower back ailments such as sciatica and lumbago. 
  8. Shallaki is also known as Boswellia or Frankincense. Containing anti-inflammatory properties, shallaki is applied externally to get relief from sciatic nerve pain. Ayurvedic preparations such as yogaraja Guggulu, Vataganjakusha, Saindhavadi taila are also very useful in treating Sciatica.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

3592 people found this helpful

Cervical Spondylosis and Backache

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Cervical Spondylosis and Backache
Cervical spondylosis and backache
Following medicines of ayurveda classics are used for cervical spodylosis and backache:

Ekangavira rasa, pravala pisti, brihat vata chintamani ras, svarna-maksika bhasma, trayodasanga guggulu, chandra-prabha vati, pidantaka rasa. The vehicle (anupana) is honey. As given in my tips earlier, harsingar/ parijat (night jasmine) leaves decoction used with these will miraculously relieve and cure the patient barring acute prolapse conditions for which surgery is indicated. But surgery of spine should be got done in extreme necessity only by experts.

As everybody knows that such diseases are technically pain management techniques but medicinally, in allopathy, only some pain killers are given to get instant relief. Alternatively, above ayurveda medicines balance the vata vitiation. When used with other pain management support techniques, patient comes out of chaos very soon.
19 people found this helpful

Cervical Spodylosis and Backache

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
Cervical Spodylosis and Backache
Following medicines of ayurveda classics are used for cervical spodylosis and backache:

Ekangavira rasa, pravala pisti, brihat vata chintamani ras, svarna-maksika bhasma, trayodasanga guggulu, chandra-prabha vati, pidantaka rasa. The vehicle (anupana) is honey. As given in my tips earlier, harsingar/ parijat (night jasmine) leaves decoction used with these will miraculously relieve and cure the patient barring acute prolapse conditions for which surgery is indicated. But surgery of spine should be got done in extreme necessity only by experts.

As everybody knows that such diseases are technically pain management techniques but medicinally, in allopathy, only some pain killers are given to get instant relief. Alternatively, above ayurveda medicines balance the vata vitiation. When used with other pain management support techniques, patient comes out of chaos very soon.
3 people found this helpful

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
Sciatica, Cervical pains:

Harsingar - Jasmine, the beautiful and full of fragrance flowers calms the soul and mind.

The extract or decoction of leaves subsides the Sciatica and Cervical pains.

For details and professional advise, please converse privately.

सुंदर सुगंधित फूल, पीडा.नाशक भी ।
34 people found this helpful

Table of Content

Harsingar
Nutritional Value of Harsingar
Health Benefits of Harsingar
Provides relief from Chikungunya and Dengue
Can treat Arthritis
Cures malaria and other fevers
Prevents Radical damage to the body
Anti-allergic, antiviral and antibacterial properties
Can treat cough
Combats breathing problems
Acts as a laxative
Prevents gas
Uses of Harsingar
Side-Effects & Allergies of Harsingar
Cultivation of Harsingar