Murraya paniculata is also known as mock orange, orange jessamine or
Chinese box. It is also sometimes named Murraya exotica or Chalcas
paniculata. This shrub or small tree can reach up to 20 ft (6 m),
but is generally smaller, being about 6-10 ft (about 2-3 m) tall. It
It has an evergreen foliage, sweetly scented flowers and bears small
Leaves - Murraya paniculata has an evergreen foliage, with pinnate
leaves. These generally have 3 to 9 leaflets. Leaves are small and
the foliage is fairly dense, and this plant is often grown as a
Flowers - Flowers are white (they turn white-cream with age) and are
sweetly scented, reminding of orange perfume. They are grouped in
terminal panicles and generally have 5 petals.
Fruits - Fruits are small, being about half an inch (1-1.5 cm) long.
They are orange-red when ripe and are not edible.
Medical use: Decoction of dried material (3 - 9 gms) or 0.3 - 0.9 gm
of pulverized material by mouth with water: Used for gas pains.
swelling pain due to sprain and contusions, rheumatic bone pain and
poisonous snake bites.
Poultice of fresh leaves used for swelling due ti sprain and
contusions; poisonouse snake bites.
Infusion of leaves used as tonic; also used for diarrhea and
Decoction of leaves also used as mouthwash for toothaches.
Infusion of flowers tonic and stomachic.