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Even flowers play a crucial part in the ancient ayurvedic medicine system. One such flower is the Sampenga.  It gives off a fragrant smell when it blossoms. The botanical name is Champak, and in English, we call it Magnolia champaca. It is a large evergreen tree in the family Magnoliaceae. This flower is native to the Indo-Himalayan realm. It consists of South Asia, Southeast Asia-Indochina, and southern China. This flower is available in 3 colours. It is said that this tree is used for achieving enlightenment, or Bodhi, by the seventeenth Buddha, called Aththadassi. Especially in India, people use it for offering floral prayers at temples or for wearing it in their hair as a means of beauty ornament as well as a natural perfume.

The health benefits of champak

  1. Dried and powdered champak flowers mixed with honey can gain physical strength.
  2. Decoction of this flower relieves nervousness.
  3. It cures the flu.
  4. It illuminates the eyes.
  5. Best for urinary diseases.
  6. Removes boils
  7. kills wasps
  8.  8.Give a tone to the stomach.
  9. promote menstrual flow
  10. Flowers and fruits, in combination with other drugs, are recommended as an antidote to snake and scorpion venoms.


Each part of this plant is very useful in medicine. The timber is used in wood carvings. Roots and bark are used in the treatment of inflammation, constipation, etc. Flowers, flower buds, and fruits are also used in treating diseases. We can see it as a miracle flower used in our ancient Ayurveda medicine system.


Champak has got many benefits from all its parts, like a flower, buds, roots, trunk, and bark. So why can’t we take a sapling and grow it in our garden and take advantage of it.