Grape Jasmine plant, East Indian Rosebay - Ervatamia Coronaria (Apocynaceae)

Medicinal Use of Grape Jasmine, East Indian Rosebay – Ervatamia Coronaria (Apocynaceae)


Perennial shrub growing to 6½ ft (2 m). Has dark green, elliptical leaves and strongly perfumed white flowers.

Habitat & Cultivation

Grape jasmine is grown in India, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

Parts Used

Root, leaves, latex.


Grape jasmine contains alkaloids and resins.

Medicinal Actions & Uses

In Ayurvedic medicine, the root and the latex are used to expel worms. The root is also chewed to relieve toothache. The latex is used to treat cataracts (especially in the early stages), eye inflammations, and poor eyesight. The leaf juice makes a soothing treatment for skin irritations and wounds.


Use grape jasmine only under professional supervision.