Everything You Need to Know About Parijat Flowers

Parijat flower, also known as "Paarijat", and "Paarijaat" is a beautiful and mysterious plant whose flowers fall to the ground after blooming. Parijat (Nyctanthes arbor-tristis) or Harsingar is considered a flower fit for the gods. The word 'Parijat' literally means descended from or celestial. Flowers bloom at night and fall down from the branches in the first rays of light, leaving us wanting for more. The flower of Parijat is known worldwide as night-flying Jasmine and Coral Jasmine.

The mythological story shows that Parijat is a heavenly tree brought to earth by Lord Krishna. Parijat, commonly known as nit-jasmine, is a small shrub that has fragrant flowers. The flowers of Parijat have seven to eight petals on an orange-red stem. These beautiful flowers are used in many spiritual activities. This flower loses its lustre during the day and blooms at night.

About Parijat Flowers

Parijat is known as bewail or shiuli in North-East India. In the Assamese household, it is a common sight and not only an ornamental flower but also a delicacy. Asami believes that it has a myriad of health benefits and uses it in many recipes. It is bitter in taste but is considered beneficial for digestion and intestinal health. In Bengal, it is added to fish dishes and to make the fish curry more aromatic. As the flowers are very delicate, they are very carefully picked from the ground and washed very gently.

A very famous temple with Parijat tree is located in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh. This tree is believed to have been extracted from the ashes of Kunti and can be traced to 5,000 years. It is believed that it is the only Kalpavriksha, descended from heaven that can grant all your material desires. A fair is held every Tuesday, where people from all over the country come and worship the tree.

Medicinal Use

Although the flowers are bitter in taste, they are used to cure a large number of diseases, such as the prevalent fever, sciatica and arthritis.

- They are also used to treat constipation.
- The plant is mainly used to treat snake bites.
- In Ayurveda, parijat leaves benefits do wonder. They are used to treat various types of fever, cough, arthritis, worm infections etc. The juice of the leaves is bitter and acts as a tonic. Hard or decoction is excellent for arthritis, constipation, worm infection.
- Prajakt flower -This small, fragrant, white flowers works wonderfully for gastric complaints and respiratory complaints.
- Parijat stem powder is very good for treating joint pain and malaria.
- In some cases, they are used in the treatment of hair loss and recovery of the scalp, and also in skin recovery.
- The juice of its leaves is bitter and salty in taste and gives effective relief in the treatment of many types of inflammation and fever, including malaria, intermittent fever, common cough and cold.
- It provides a sure remedy for various disorders of the body from common cough and cold to arthritis and sciatica.
- Juice of its leaves when mixed with a little sugar to treat stomach diseases of children.
- The plant's green leaves are antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Dried leaves are used as Assamese food dishes.

Medicinal Use

Plant Care

The biggest enemy of this plant is water, which causes roots to rot and die. Periodically deep water, well-rotted manure, and prune pruning are enough for this plant to bloom and make your garden beautiful and fragrant.

- Fertilizing the plants once a year will be beneficial. The plant requires trimming as the seedlings grow in different directions. It is better to grow the plant in the shaded area of ​​the garden, which receives a few hours of direct sunlight.

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