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Jasmine

Jasmine
Jasmine (Jasminum officinale), commonly known as Chameli or Malati is a fragrant plant that has the potential to manage various diseases. All parts of the Jasmine plant such as leaves, flowers, roots are beneficial and are used in Ayurveda.
Jasmine helps to lower blood cholesterol levels and maintain healthy heart functions due to the presence of antioxidants. These antioxidants protect the body cells against damage caused by free radicals. Drinking Jasmine tea helps in managing weight by improving the metabolism of the body and burning extra calories.
Jasmine leaf paste is useful in promoting wound healing due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Applying Jasmine oil on skin might help manage certain skin problems like dryness due to its moisturising properties.
Jasmine essential oil might cause allergies such as contact dermatitis in some people. So, it is advisable to use it in combination with some carrier oil[2][32].

What are the synonyms of Jasmine?

Jasminum officinale, Jasminum grandiflorum, Yasmeen, Chamelee, Jati Maltiga, Sanna Jati Mallige, Pichi, Jatimalli, Jati, Sannajati

What is the source of Jasmine?

Plant Based

Benefits of Jasmine

What are the benefits of Jasmine for Increasing sexual desire?

scientific
Modern Science View
Jasmine might help improve sexual desire in both males and females. It contains certain constituents (alkaloids, alcohol, resins, salicylic acid) that increases the metabolism and improves blood circulation. It also has aphrodisiac properties which improves sexual desire[6][7].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Sexual Dysfunction, as the name itself suggests, refers to improper functioning of sexual act. This condition can be in the form of loss of libido i.e. having no inclination towards a sexual act or when the semen is expelled soon after sexual activity with minimal penile stimulation. This is also referred to as early discharge or premature ejaculation in male. Jasmine helps manage sexual dysfunctioning and increase sexual desire in both male and female due to its Vajikarana (aphrodisiac) property.

What are the benefits of Jasmine for Liver disease?

scientific
Modern Science View
Jasmine is beneficial for liver disease like hepatitis. It contains certain constituent (oleuropein) that has antiviral properties. It inhibits the multiplication of Hepatitis B virus. It might also manage the pain caused by liver scarring (cirrhosis)[2][9].

What are the benefits of Jasmine for Diarrhea?

scientific
Modern Science View
Jasmine might manage stomach pain related to diarrhoea due to its analgesic and antispasmodic properties. Jasmine decoction helps in relaxing the smooth muscles in the intestine and reduces the stomach pain and cramps[11][12].

Tips for using Jasmine tea
1. Jasmine Scented Tea
a. Use black or green tea for making Jasmine scented tea.
b. Place a layer of tea in the bottom of a jar with a large opening.
c. Add Jasmine flowers to it and keep it for at least 24 hours up to several weeks to get aroma of Jasmine in tea.
d. Boil 225-250ml for water in a kettle and add a heaping teaspoon of Jasmine tea to it.
e. Allow water to steep in it. Strain and serve this hot tea.
f. Have it once or twice a day for better digestion.

2. Pure Jasmine Tea
a. Pure Jasmine tea contains only flowers or petals, without other tea.
b. Dry whole Jasmine flowers or petals only.
c. Add it to boiling water to make pure Jasmine tea.
d. It is consumed less often than scented Jasmine tea.

What are the benefits of Jasmine for Sedative?

scientific
Modern Science View
Jasmine is beneficial for causing relaxation due to its antidepressant and sedative properties. It contains certain constituents which give a soothing effect and helps to calm down the brain. It also has anxiolytic property which slow down the brain activity and provide relief from anxiety [8][13].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Jasmine helps provides relaxation to mind due to its Medya (brain tonic) property. Disturbances in the nervous system is caused due to an imbalance of Vata dosha which leads to certain problems like stress or lack of sleep. Jasmine helps balance Vata dosha and provides a relaxed and calming effect to the nervous system, thus providing relief.

How effective is Jasmine?

Insufficient evidence
Diarrhea, Increasing sexual desire, Liver disease, Sedative

Precautions when using Jasmine

Breastfeeding
scientific
Modern Science View
Since enough scientific evidence is not available about the use of Jasmine during breastfeeding. So, it is advisable to avoid or consult a physician before taking Jasmine during breastfeeding[4].
Pregnancy
scientific
Modern Science View
Since enough scientific evidence is not available about the use of Jasmine during pregnancy. So, it is advisable to avoid or consult a physician before taking Jasmine during pregnancy[3].
Side Effects
Important
scientific
Modern Science View
Burning sensation of the nose[5].

How to use Jasmine

1. Jasmine scented tea
a. Use black or green tea for making Jasmine scented tea.
b. Place a layer of tea in the bottom of a jar with a large opening.
c. Add Jasmine flowers to it and keep it for at least 24 hours up to several weeks to get aroma of Jasmine in tea.
d. Boil 225-250ml for water in a kettle and add a heaping teaspoon of Jasmine tea to it.
e. Allow water to steep in it. Strain and serve this hot tea.
f. Have it once or twice a day for better digestion.

2. Pure Jasmine tea
a. Pure Jasmine tea contains only flowers or petals, without other tea.
b. Dry whole Jasmine flowers or petals only.
c. Add it to boiling water to make pure Jasmine tea.
d. It is consumed less often than scented Jasmine tea.

Benefits of Jasmine

What are the benefits of Jasmine for Skin infections?

scientific
Modern Science View
Jasmine oil is beneficial for the skin as it has soothing, moisturizing and healing properties. It prevents skin dryness and is useful for dermatitis. Jasmine is also rich in antioxidants which fights against the free radicals and helps in reducing fine lines and wrinkles[17][18].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Skin disease can occur due to an imbalance of any of the three doshas, especially Pitta dosha. This leads to dryness or sometimes bleeding conditions. Jasmine helps manage skin disease due to its Snigdha (oily) and Kashaya (astringent) properties. It helps retain moisture on the skin and prevents bleeding thus providing relief in skin diseases.

Tips for using Jasmine oil
a. Take a few drops of Jasmine oil.
b. Mix it with almond oil or coconut oil.
c. Apply this mixture on the affected area once or twice a day to get quick relief of skin problems.

What are the benefits of Jasmine for Wound healing?

scientific
Modern Science View
Jasmine leaf paste might help in wound healing as it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It lowers the inflammation and promotes wound healing by increasing the production of collagen and new skin cells[12][14-16].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Wound occurs due to any external injury and leads to certain symptoms like pain, inflammation or sometimes bleeding. This leads to an aggravation of Vata-Pitta dosha on the affected area. Jasmine helps manage wounds due to its Vata-Pitta balancing and Kashaya (astringent) properties. It reduces the symptoms of wounds and provides quick healing.

What are the benefits of Jasmine for Mental alertness?

scientific
Modern Science View
Jasmine is beneficial for improving mental alertness due to its stimulating effect . Inhaling Jasmine scent increases beta waves (responsible for maintaining consciousness and alertness) in the brain which improves alertness of mind. Jasmine aroma also helps in reducing anxiety, depression and stress [10][39].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Ayurveda says that nervous system is controlled by Vata. Imbalance (depletion) of Vata causes weak memory or poor mental alertness. Jasmine helps manage mental alertness due to its Vata balancing and Medhya (brain tonic) properties. It provides relaxation to the nervous system and provides relief.

How effective is Jasmine?

Insufficient evidence
Mental alertness, Skin infections, Wound healing

Precautions when using Jasmine

Allergy
Important
scientific
Modern Science View
Jasmine essential oil might cause contact dermatitis in some people. So, it is advisable to perform a patch test before using Jasmine essential oil[4].

How to use Jasmine

1. Jasmine oil inhalation
a. Tips to get relief in nervous problems
b. Take a few drops of Jasmine oil.
c. Put it in the diffuser and inhale.
d. Or you can also inhale Jasmine oil directly from the bottle.
e. This provides a relaxing and calming effect to the nervous system.

2. Tips to provide relief in skin problems
a. Take a few drops of Jasmine oil.
b. Mix it with almond oil or coconut oil.
c. Apply it on the affected area once or twice a day to get quick relief in skin problems.

3. Tips for healthy hair
a. Take a few drops of Jasmine oil.
b. Mix it with Olive oil or almond oil.
c. Apply it on wet hair to promote good health and prevent dryness.

Frequently asked questions

Q. Does Jasmine reduce anxiety?

scientific
Modern Science View
Yes, Jasmine reduces anxiety as it contains certain constituents which has anxiolytic and antidepressant properties. Inhaling Jasmine essential oil helps to lower the brain activity and calms down the brain. It also has sedative properties which induces good sleep [19].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Vata governs all movement of the body as well as actions of the nervous system. Anxiety occurs when our Vata dosha is imbalanced. Jasmine helps manage anxiety due to its Medhya (brain tonic) and Vata balancing properties. It provides a relaxing state to the nervous system and reduces anxiety.

Q. Is Jasmine green tea beneficial?

scientific
Modern Science View
Jasmine green tea has many benefits. It is rich in antioxidants and protects the body cells against damage caused by free radicals. It might also help in diarrhea as it relaxes the smooth muscles of intestine and reduces pain due to its antispasmodic and analgesic properties. Its aroma relaxes mind and also has sedative effects[20-22].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Jasmine green tea can be beneficial in maintaining a good digestion as it has Laghu (light) property which makes it easy to digest. It also has Ushna (hot) nature that enhances the Agni (digestive fire) and improves digestion. Jasmine tea is also beneficial for nervous system due to its Medhya (brain tonic) property. It provides relaxation to the nervous system.

Q. Does Jasmine tea helps in weight loss?

scientific
Modern Science View
Yes, Jasmine tea might help in weight loss as it is low in calories(approximately 2 calories per serving ). It also helps in improving the metabolism of the body which is useful in burning extra calories[32].

Q. Does Jasmine cause Hay fever?

scientific
Modern Science View
Yes, Jasmine might cause hay fever due to its strong aroma. Jasmine contains certain constituents that gives it a characteristic odor and can affect people who are sensitive to this aroma[24].

Q. Does Jasmine help manage asthmatic conditions ?

scientific
Modern Science View
Yes, Jasmine might help manage asthmatic conditions as it helps in relieving cough and bronchial spasm related to asthma due to its expectorant and antispasmodic properties[7][25][26].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Jasmine might be used in asthma because of its Ushna (hot) nature and Kapha balancing properties. Asthma is generally caused due to an imbalanced kapha dosha and leads to obstruction in the respiratory tract. Jasmine helps clear the obstruction and provides relief in asthma.

Q. Does Jasmine tea cause miscarriage?

scientific
Modern Science View
Although enough scientific evidence is not available to support the role of Jasmine tea in causing miscarriage. However, as Jasmine oil has uterine stimulant properties so it is advisable to avoid using Jasmine during pregnancy[28].

Q. Does Jasmine tea cause bloating?

ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Generally Jasmine tea doesn’t cause bloating. Bloating is a digestive disorder which occurs due to weak or poor digestion. Jasmine tea helps manage healthy digestion by enhancing Agni (digestive fire) due to its Ushna (hot) nature. It gets digested easily due to its Laghu (light) property.

Q. Is Jasmine beneficial for hair?

scientific
Modern Science View
Jasmine might be beneficial for hair as it has moisturizing and soothing properties. It provides a smooth and silky texture to hair. Massaging scalp with Jasmine essential oil also increases blood circulation in the scalp[30][31].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Yes, Jasmine is beneficial for hair due to its Snigdha (oily) property. It helps retain moisture on the scalp and reduces certain conditions like itching due to dryness or dandruff. It might also reduce the unnatural hair fall and give strength to the hair.

Q. Is Jasmine beneficial for skin?

scientific
Modern Science View
Yes, Jasmine is beneficial for the skin as it has moisturising and soothing properties. It improves the appearance as well as the texture of the skin. It has antioxidant properties which prevent free radical-mediated damage to the skin and prevents ageing. Jasmine also has antibacterial properties which prevent skin infections[7][32][33].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Yes, Jasmine as well as Jasmine oil is good for the skin as it helps to remove excessive dryness of the skin and boost skin glow. This is due to its Snigdha (oily) nature. Topical application of Jasmine oil might also helps in quick healing of wounds.

Q. Is Jasmine good for acne?

scientific
Modern Science View
Yes, Jasmine is good for acne as it has anti-acne and anti-inflammatory properties. It prevents the growth of acne-causing bacteria and reduces inflammation[34][35].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Yes, Jasmine is good for acne due to its Kashaya (astringent) property. It helps reduce the acne and provide quick healing to the affected area.

Q. Does Jasmine cause allergies?

scientific
Modern Science View
Yes, Jasmine might cause allergies like contact dermatitis in some people. Its intense aroma might also act as a sensitizer for people sensitive to fragrance[4][36][37].

Q. Does Jasmine cause inflammation?

scientific
Modern Science View
Enough scientific evidence is not available for the role of Jasmine in causing inflammation. In fact, Jasmine contains certain constituents which have an anti-inflammatory property and might help in managing inflammation[38].

Q. Does Jasmine oil induce Labour?

scientific
Modern Science View
Although enough scientific evidence is not available to support the role of Jasmine oil in inducing labor. However;Jasmine oil is frequently used in first stage of labor to reduce pain and spasm due to its antispasmodic properties.. Massaging lower back with Jasmine oil induces the release of natural pain killers(endorphins) which gives relief in pain and uplifts the mood [23].

Q. Does Jasmine cause headache?

scientific
Modern Science View
Enough scientific evidence is not available to support the role of Jasmine in causing headache. In fact, Jasmine due to its soothing and calming properties helps in relieving headache. Jasmine flowers and oil can be rubbed on forehead to get relief from headaches[28][29].

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