Jasmine

Published:Wednesday, 03 Mar 2021 06:03

Jasmine

News Desk: In rural areas, in the fields, ghats, roads and deserts, various species of forest flowers are often seen. There is also a wild flower whose name is ‘Banju’. This green multicolored flower blooms in bunches in spring.

The perennial herbaceous plant is the jasmine. This flower is also known as Bhatful, Bhatiful, Ghentuful or Ghantakarna. There are about 400 species of jasmine, which are native to Bangladesh, India, Myanmar and Sri Lanka in Asia. In rural areas, especially fallow lands, jungles, roadsides are their habitat. The beauty and sweet smell of this flower is soothing. The flower is full of various crafts — the stamens, petals, leaves and stems are perfectly arranged by nature. The stamens in the middle of the flower are the main beauty of this flower. Butterflies and bees are fascinated by its captivating aroma. After the petals of the flower fall off, the green and purple seeds in the middle of the reddish circle look exactly like the nose flower. It looks like a green or dark purple shiny diamond in the middle of a reddish inlaid stone.

Apart from beautification, jasmine is endowed with many qualities. This plant is also used as an herb. Very beneficial in malaria, skin diseases and insect bites. The juice of its young leaves acts as a tonic. The chemicals found in the leaves also act as anthelmintic, antipyretic and expectorant. Chemicals derived from the root are medicines for asthma, tumors and dermatitis.

In 1753, Carl Linnaeus named the plant “Genus” in his book “Species Panteram”. Which means ‘plant of fortune’. Their sepals are green at first and reddish at maturity instead of white. It is because of this reddish color that their fortunes change, meaning that pollinators are attracted and pollinated due to the changes that are observed in the flower petals in a short period of time, which is why some people call it Carl Linnaeus.