Parijat is known by several names like Harsingar, Night-flowering Jasmine, Coral Jasmine worldwide. These fragrant flowers have four to eight petals arranged above a vibrant orange tube.
Parijat/Harsingar flowers on an oral administration cures cough, tones stomach, prevents gas formation, and also prevents excess bile secretion by the liver. The corolla tube is bright orange in colour due to Nyctanthin, which is similar to the colouring substance of saffron. The flower juice is used as a tonic for hair. It prevents greying of hair and also reduces hair fall. They are also used in making face packs for a glowing complexion. The orange Corolla tubes are used for dyeing silk.
Botanical name: Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
Bengali Name: Sheoli, Singhar, Shephalika, Harsingar, Siuli
English Name: Night Jasmine, Night – flowering Jasmine
French Name: Jasmin de nuit
German Name Trauerbaum, Nachtjasmin
Gujarati Name: Harshangar, Jayaparvati
Hindi Name: Haar, Harsinghar, Harsingar
Kannada Name : Parijat, Parijatha
Latin name: Nyctanthes arbor-tristis Linn.
Malayalam Name: Parijatakam
Marathi Name: Partak, Khurasali, Parijatak, Parijathak
Oriya Name: Gangasiuli
Persian Name: Gulkamah
Punjabi Name: Kuri, Laduri, Pakar
Sanskrit Name: Parijataka, Parijata, Sephalika, Rajanikasa, Harshringar, Shephali, Shephalika, Mandara
Tamil Name: Parijata, Paghala
Urdu Name: Harsinghar