Jasmine can not only be used as an aromatic scent but it also has several uses as a herbal remedy due to its healing properties. As early as the 16th century, not long after being
introduced to Europe, French manufacturers started using jasmine in the manufacture of perfumes. In the east, however, jasmine has been used as both for its sweet smell but as a herbal remedy since several thousand years ago. It is used as an Indian Ayurvedic herbal remedy for cleansing as well as for the treatment for many different ailments by the Chinese.
Jasmine plants are known to taste taste bitter, astringent and slightly cooling. It contains salicylic acid, linalool, and other alkaloids. These substances gives the jasmine many uses as a herbal remedy: a relaxant for nerves, an astringent, a sedative, an aphrodisiac, assists in increasing milk flow, and as an analgesic. Jasmine essential oil is used for many situations, including a uterine tonic, an antiseptic, an antidepressant, an antispasmodic, and more.
Ayurvedic Medicine. In ayurveda, the flowers and the essential oil are two parts that can be used from the jasmine plant. They are known as jati and are used as a sattvic tonic. Sattvic is one of the three health elements that is important according to Ayurvedic Medicine and the jasmine flower is used to symbolize the nature of compassion and love. Hence, jati is often used as an aphrodisiac for women. The jasmine is also used to help build up immunity, and to reduce fevers.
Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Chinese would brew jasmine plant flowers in the form of a herbal remedy tea. It has been found that tea that was scented with Arabian jasmine has been
made since 300 AD. In China, these flowers are known as mo li and they are widely used as a scenting ingredient. The herbs are also often placed beside heat-dried green tea, so that the
green tea would absorb some of the jasmine flower scent. Nowadays, it is common to find green tea and jasmine flowers mixed together by manufacturers and sold commercially.
Jasmine As A Herbal Remedy From Home. You can make a pot of jasmine tea for treating fevers, infections, and urinary inflammation. To make a tea for relieving your nerves and anxiety, simply mix the flowers with skullcap or lemon balm. This tea is excellent for relieving nerves and anxiety. Jasmine tea flowers can also be used to help treat cuts and scrapes. You can treat heat stroke, anxiety, and headaches with a jasmine flower compress. To make a massage oil, you can consider combining almond and jasmine oil together. As you can see, a herbal remedy from jasmine can be easily made from home.
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