The champaca has originated from India and is characterized by its alluring and mysterious aroma. It is known as champak in English and grows in a large ever green tree. The flowers are usually white or yellow in color with a strong fragrance. It holds an exalted position in the Buddhist religion and is said to have the powers of enlightenment. During ancient times the Champak flowers were thought to have magical healing properties. The Champak tree is planted as an ornamental addition to any garden because of its ever green properties.