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Chandni - natural morphine effect against pain

Tabernaemontanadivaricata/Crapejasmine/EastIndian
rosebay/Moonbeam/CarnationofIndia/
Chandni,Chandini/Chameli/Tagar/Nandeevriksha/
Khsirika/Ksheeri/Vishnupriya/Nandiarvattai(Tamil)/
Sagar(Gujarati)/Ananta(Marathi)
Crapejasmineisabeautifullyshapedevergreenshrubthatforms
symmetrical6foothighmounds.Itisverycommonin
ThroughoutIndia,cultivatedasgardenplant.Anevergreen,
muchbranchedshrubgrowsupto2.5metersinheight.Like
manymembersoftheApocynaceaefamily,stemsexudeamilky
latexwhenbroken.Thelargeshinyleavesaredeepgreenand
are6ormoreinchesinlengthandabout2inchesinwidth.
Flowerswhitefragrant,inaxillaryorterminalcymesFruits

follicles,ribbedandcurved,orangeorbrightredcolored;seeds
dullbrown,enclosedinthepulpyaril.Crapejasminebloomsin
springbutflowersappearsporadicallyallyear.Thewaxy
blossomsarewhitefivepetaledpinwheelsthatarebornein
smallclustersonthestemtips.Flowersarecommonlyusedin
poojainnorthIndia.
Medicalproperties:
Ifyouhavediseasesoftheeyesyoucantryjuicesqueezedout
oftheflowerbudofnanthyarvattomaddedwithlittleamountof
breastmilkmakesagoodeyesalvethatcanstopsecretionof
stickypusintheeyes.Budskeptincleanwaterovernightmay
beusedasagoodeyewash.
Chandni(Tabernaemontanadivaricatasyn./Ervatamia
corondria)basedherbalformulationsarealsoinuseintreatment
ofhypotension.Healersarewellawareofitsdifferentmedicinal
uses.Theypreparemanyformulationsanduseitintreatment.
Bymixing,thePetalsofChandniandGulab(Rosaindica)
flowersinequalproportionyoucanpreparespecial
combination,anduseitintreatmentofhypotensionsuccessfully.
ManyhealersusethepetalsofKusum(Carthamustinctorius)for
thesamepurpose.
Scientistsdiscoverconolidinethatoffersrelieffrompain:
Scientistshavediscoveredanuncommonnaturalsubstanceat
thebarkofaplant.Itscalledconolidineanditsbeenusedfor
manyyearsintraditionalChinese,AyurvedicandThai
medicines,whichprocessestheabilitytoofferrelieffrompain.

ThescientistswhoarefromtheFloridacampusofTheScripps
ResearchInstitutearethefirsttocompletelyexamineinthe
laboratorythesubstancecalledconolidine.Conolidinebelongs
toalargerclassofnaturalproducts,calledC5nor
stemmadenines,membersofwhichhavebeendescribedas
opioidanalgesicsbelongingtothesameclassofcompoundsas
morphineandhydrocone.
Thenewdiscoverymayprovideanalternativetotheregularly
prescribednarcoticpaintreatments,asthestudyrevealed
thatsyntheticconolidineisapotentanalgesic,whichisas
effectiveasmorphineinrelievinginflammatoryandacutepain
withlittleornosideeffects.Becauseconolidineisnotanopioid,
itmightofferpainreliefwithoutcomplicationslikethe
developmentofdependenceandnausea.
Theplantwhereconolidineisgottenfromiscalledthe
TabernaemontanaDivaricata,alsoreferredtoascrepejasmine.
Theextractsfromtheleavesoftheplantaresaidtohavebeen
usedasanantiinflammaryonwoodswhiletherootischewed
torelievepain.Thoughtheyhavenotsucceeded,theresearchers
arestilltryingtodiscoverhowconodilinerelievespaineither
throughthebrainorothermedium.Althoughresearchersare
awareoftheanalgesiceffectsofsimilarcompounds,itsbeen
difficulttoinvestigateconolidinesincethereisntenoughofit
availablefromnaturalsources.Itmakesupjust0.00014%ofthe
barkofT.divaricata.So,itshowedfew,ifany,oftheside
effectsassociatedwithopioids.Accordingtostudyresearcher
LauraBohnofScripps,thelackofsideeffectsmakesitavery
goodcandidatefordevelopment.

ThestudywaspublishedinNature
Chemistry.
Thisbeautifulplantisalsousedtotreat:headache,skindiseases,
bleedingdisorder,itching,andarthritis.
Intreatingofallkindsofarthritisitisbeneficialtomakethe
cleaningoflymphsystemwiththehelpofLicoriceherb
(Glycyrrhiza).Itisscientificallyproventhatalmostalljoint
problemsareconnectedwiththecontaminationoflymph
togetherwithitsstagnation.Butthecleaningshouldincludethe
absorptionofdirtylymphaandthennourishingthebodywith
mineralsandvitamins.
Ayurvedicproperties:PlantpacifiesvitiatedVataandPitta

Rasa:Katu,Tikta
Guna:Lakhu
Virya:Seeta
Vipaka:Katu
Usefulparts:Root,Flowers,Latex.