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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (1143) Last page : (1145)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5358

New Avenues and Value Addition from Harsingar Flowers

Archna Karel1*and Ruchika Chugh Sachdeva2
1Department of Home Science – (Food & Nutrition), J.N.V. University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
2M.Sc. (Foods & Nutrition) Team Leader, Nutrition, PATH, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: akarel3@gmail.com
Received: 1.08.2017  |  Revised: 29.08.2017   |  Accepted: 6.09.2017  


Nyctanthes arbor-tristis Linn. (Night Jasmine) from the family – Oleaceae is known by different names such as Harsingar, Parijatha and Jayaparvati. It is well known in India and neighboring countries of which flowers and leaves or both are used for decorative as well as medicinal purposes. It contains flavonoids, anthocyanin and essential oil similar to jasmine. The orange tubular corolla of the flower contains carotenoids. Leaves bitter in taste, helps in various therapeutic conditions are used as laxative, cholagogue, diuretic, to treat loss of appetite, chronic fever, liver and biliary disorders, malarial fever, leg cramps , rheumatism, joint pains and also for children to treat deworming conditions in  the form of juice extract from leaves. Development of Value Added Products in form of dry and fresh flowers, is an effective means for rural women to supplement their household income and utilization of these in food and health industry, taking shelf-life in consideration.

Key words: Harsingar, Parijatha, Jayaparvati, Mannitol, Tannin

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Cite this article: Karel, A. and Sachdeva, R.C., New Avenues and Value Addition from Harsingar Flowers, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 1143-1145 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5358