10 Health benefits of Oleander flower
1. For Heart pain
Give 100-200 mg of the bark of its root after small meals.
It causes heavy urination; which cures the heart pain.

It even cures other disorders related to the heart.
2. As a toothbrush
In India, many likes to use the twigs and thin branches of some plants as their toothbrush.
The branch of white oleander can be used to brush teeth.
It strengthens even the loose teeth.
3. For Headache
Grind the flowers of oleander with Indian gooseberry in kanji (a fermented drink prepared using beets, carrots, mustard).
Apply this paste on the forehead. It gives immense relief.
4. For Piles
Grind the root of oleander with cold water and apply on the boils.
Must apply those on the boils while easing.
It cures the boils.
5. As a face pack
Grind the flowers of white oleander and apply on the face.
It improves texture and complexion of the skin.
6. For Joint pain
Grind the leaves of Oleander and apply on the painful joints.
One can even use the decoction of white oleander to rinse the ulcers and wounds.
7. For snake bite
In case of snake bite, give 125-250 mg of the bark of its root or 1-2 leaves repeatedly after a short interval.
It causes the patient to vomit which then actually releases the poison from the body.
8. For eczema
Prepare oil from the root bark of white oleander and apply on the affected parts.
It cures all types of eczema, itching, and dermatoses.
9. For Contagious diseases
In case of any kind of monsoonal/contagious disease, massage with oil of its leaves.
It prevents the growth of micro-organisms that cause such diseases.
10. For Itching
Apply the medicated oil prepared from oleander leaves.
It cures itching within an hour.
The paste of oleander leaves or flowers with olive oil can be applied in any kind of itching.
It is beneficial for any type of itching.

Medicinal properties of Oleander
Abortifacient: Causes abortion.
Adaptogen: help the body adapt to stress.
Analgesic: acting to relieve pain.
Anticancer: used in the prevention or treatment of cancer.
Anti-inflammatory: used to reduce inflammation.
Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Antiulcer
Bradycardic: slows heart rate.
CNS Depressant: slow brain activity.
Cyanogenic: Capable of producing cyanide.
Emetic: Causing vomiting.
Emmenagogue: stimulates or increases menstrual flow.
Negative Chronotropic: decrease heart rate.
Poison: Capable of causing the illness or death of a living organism when introduced or absorbed.
Spasmogenic: inducing spasm
Fungicide, Insecticide, Larvicide, Parasiticide, Rodenticide (-cide=kills)
Medicinal Uses of White oleander
In Ayurveda, the roots, leaves and bark of Karvira/Nerium oleander are used for medicinal purpose. These are used in very precise dosage. The dried roots powder in dosage of 30-125 mg, is used for head ache, parasites, inflammation, itching and diseases of the skin.

The dried leaf powder in dosage of 30-125 mg, is used for diseases of heart, fever, parasites, diseases of the skin, diseases of eyes, wounds and asthma. The leaves are first detoxified as per Ayurvedic treatise.

An Ayurvedic medicine, Karanjadi Taila contains Kaner as an ingredient. This oil is useful in various kinds of the skin infections, including ringworm (dermatophytes). It consists of seeds of karanj (Pongamia pinnata), kuth, chitrakmul (Plumbago zeylanica), chameli puspa (Jasminum sp.), and Kaner (Nerium oleander).

Below is given few remedies using Nerium oleander/Kaner. These are given just for information purpose. Always remember all parts of oleander plant are poisonous. Always wash your hands after touching any part of the plant.

Face pack

The paste of flowers can be applied on the face.


The paste of roots are applied externally on the hemorrhoids.

Joint pain

The paste of leaves is mixed with oil and applied on the affected joints.

Skin diseases

The decoction of white flowered Kaner is boiled in ‘Rai ka tel’ to make medicated oil. This oil is applied at affected body areas.


The medicated oil prepared from the leaves paste of Kaner is applied externally.

Pain in ear

Juice prepared from the stem bark is boiled with gingelly oil and two drops are poured into ear to treat ear pain.

Leprosy, scorpion sting, snake bite, ulcers, Diseases of the skin

The paste of roots is applied externally.

Swelling ulcers on penis

The decoction of leaves is used to wash the affected areas.

Venomous bite

Externally apply the juice of leaves.