Tabernaemontana divaricata, commonly called pinwheel flower, crape jasmine, East India rosebay and Nero's crown is an evergreen shrub or small tree. The stem exudes a milky latex when broken, whence the name milk flower. The plant generally grows to a height of 1.5–3.0 metres.
Crape jasmine is a common garden plant, cultivated for its sweetly fragrant and showy flowers, glossy green foliage and dense structure, which, together with its low-branching habit, lends to it being grown as a fragrant hedge. It is considered a sacred plant in India, with the flowers offered as Puja in Hindu temples.
In traditional Indian or Ayurvedic medicine, the juice from the flower buds is mixed with oil and applied to the skin to treat inflammation and externally to the eyes as a treatment against Ophthalmia, inflammation of the eyes.