Jasminum sambac is a species of jasmine native to a small region in the eastern Himalayas in Bhutan, Pakistan, Karachi and neighbouring India. It is cultivated in many places, especially across much of South and Southeast Asia.
Jasminum sambac is a small shrub or vine growing up to 0.5 to 3 m (1.6 to 9.8 ft) in height. It is widely cultivated for its attractive and sweetly fragrant flowers. The flowers are also used for perfumes and for making tea. It is known as the Arabian jasmine in English.
It is the national flower of the Philippines, where it is known as Sampaguita. It is also one of the three national flowers of Indonesia, where it is known as Melati Putih
Layers or rooted cuttings are planted in pits 30 x 30 x 30 cm with a spacing of 1.25 m, during June to November. 20 kg FYM per pit can apply before planting.
Special features: The fragrance is heavenly especially in the evenings as the flowers open after sunset and in the hot summers, the plant is in its full beauty.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: It is used as the ornamental shrub plant.
Medicinal use: It is considered to be an apt and biological cure for jaundice and other venereal diseases. The flower buds help in the treatment of ulcers, vesicles, boils, skin diseases and eye disorders. The leaves extract against breast tumours. Drinking Jasmine tea regularly helps in curing cancer. Its oil is very effective in calming and relaxing.