English Name: Sampaguita, Jasmin
Tagalog Name: Sampagita
Parts used and preparation
Flowers, roots and leaves.
Collect buds and newly opened flowers, sun-dry after harvest.
- A favorite floral offering and adornment for altars.
- Fever or cough: Take decoction of flowers or leaves as needed.
- Ulcers: Pound flowers or leaves and apply on affected areas.
- Fever, abdominal distention, and diarrhea: use 3 to 6 gm of dried flowers or leaves, combined with other drug materials, use in decoction form.
- Reddening and swelling pain in the eye, use decoction of dried flowers as eyewash.
- Sprains and fractures: use root material in combination with other drugs and apply as external poultice.
- Flavor: Use flowers to flavor tea.
- Lactifuge: Bruised leaves are applied to the breasts.
- Infusion of flowers used as a face wash because of its fragrance, cleansing and soothing properties.
- Flowers in ben oil or coconut oil for hair, facial or body use or as a perfume oil or perfume base.
- Digestion with vegetable oil to make oil tinctures or liniments.
Cultivated for ornamental use.