Orange Jasmine – Murraya exotica

Orange Jasmine at the National Arboretum in Washington D.C.
Orange Jasmine at the National Arboretum in Washington D.C.

Mock Orange or Orange Jasmine has been used in Aromatherapy and perfumery for a long time. The flowers smell like a cross between Orange blossoms and Jasmine.

Orange Jasmine has several medical properties. People from India have traditionally used the bark cosmetically, and as a stimulant and decongestant. The astringent properties have been used to stop bleeding and dysentery.

The fruit is beautiful, but inedible. The wood is used for making turned items.

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