Nerium oleander Blanco

Nerium odorum Soland

Local names: Adelfa (Sp., Tag.); baladre (Tag.); rose bay, dog bane, south sea rose, oleander, ceylon tree (Engl.).

Adelfa is found throughout the Philippines in cultivation, but nowhere established. It was apparently introduced by the Spaniards and is a native of subtropical or tropical Asia and is now pantropic in distribution. Both simple and double forms are cultivated for their showy flowers. Continue reading “ADELFA”




Scientific names: Nerium indicum Mill., Nerium oleander, Nerium odorum Soland.


Common name: Baladre, dog bane, Ceylon tree, oleander, rose bay, south sea rose.


Use: Crush leaves, mix with oil and apply on lesions. Do not apply on raw surface. Milky juice of the plant is irritating. Not to be taken internally. This  preparation is for Herpes zoster skin disease.


The active components are: Glycoside, oleandrin, tannin, volatile oil


Source: Philippines national formulary