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Nyctanthes arbor-tristis: A Potential Therapeutic Agent

Nyctanthes arbor-tristis is a perennial tree belonging to family Oleaceae. It is commonly known as 'night jasmine', Parijatha or Harsingar. This plant has long history of being utilized in traditional medicine for its wide array of applications. It has been used as an anti-oxidant, anti-cancerous, anti-viral, hypoglycemic, hypolipoidemic, anti-helminthic agent etc. owing to its phytochemicals present in it.