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Jasminum officinale – Jasmine is medicinal and large-flowered. Origin – India and Egypt. Now cultivated in the south of France, in Spain, Algeria, Morocco, India and Egypt. His tender white flowers exude a sweet floral scent with a fruity touch. In ancient times, jasmine was the favorite flower of Arabs, Hindus and Chinese. From its petals, incense was prepared for the body, fragrances for the premises, added to the tea. In Europe, jasmine was imported from Persia in the 16th century. According to legend, on the fragrant sheets with the smell of jasmine, French kings were sleeping.

Scientific classification

Jasminum officinale, Jasminum grandiflora plant

Kingdom Plantae
Genus Jasminum
Species J. officinale
Binomial name Jasminum officinale

Dark red essential oil is obtained from jasmine flowers by extraction method.

The main components are linalyl acetate, linalool, benzyl alcohol, indole and others. Along with rose oil, jasmine is one of the most important and most expensive oils used in perfumery.

Therapeutic properties of Jasminum officinale

Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant and analgesic, general tonic effect, increases sexual function, immunomodulator, nictic carcinogen, radioprotector, adaptogen – increases mental functioning by more than 30%.

Indications for use

Asthenic conditions, decrease in the work process of mental and physical performance, impotence, secondary immunodeficiencies, eczema, dermatitis, small radiation effects, acute respiratory infections, influenza.

For colds and infections of the upper respiratory tract, for the removal of headaches and migraine attacks, inhalations with essential oil of jasmine are effective.

Valued for sedative properties, relieves nervous tension, reduces anxiety, improves mood. It is a powerful antidepressant, including helping to overcome postpartum depression. It raises mood, relieves anxious and depressed state, including against the backdrop of menopause.

Positive effect on various functions of the nervous system. Stimulates the activity of the brain (more than 30% increases mental performance). Tones up, is used for asthenization, reduced physical performance.

Has high antioxidant activity. It shows immunomodulating activity. Increases the resistance of the body with prolonged exposure to small radiation doses. Molecules of jasmine oil protects the body from harmful environmental factors. Its application is indicated under poor environmental conditions.

Normalizes the hormonal background: increases the level of corticosterone and testosterone, so it is especially useful to men. It increases the thyroid hormone thyroxine level, which helps with hypothyroidism; increases the level of the hormone of the adrenal cortisol; stimulates the production of insulin, which is important in diabetes. The ability to stimulate the production of female sex hormones progesterone and estradiol is used in the treatment of dysfunctions, premenstrual syndrome, and other.

In patients with kidney tuberculosis normalizes the hormonal status of the organism: increases the lowered concentrations of thyroxine, cortisol, progesterone, estradiol; normalizes the raised maintenance of an insulin, a thyroxine.

Soothes inflamed or irritated skin. It increases the elasticity of the skin, helps to eliminate stretch marks and scars. It improves blood circulation, relieves convulsions, it is effective for diseases of the respiratory system.

Application of Jasminum officinale

Inhalations, baths and massage act warm and relaxing. The fragrance of perfume and air fresheners lifts the mood.

Warning

Jasminum officinale is not recommended for pregnant women and people with sensitive skin. Aromatherapists warn that nowadays it is almost impossible to get essential oil of jasmine. Since the 80s of the last century, the way to extract essential oil for cheaper using solvents has been changed. This oil has impurities and is not used for medical purposes.