Jasmine

Jasmine
Jasminum officinale

Botanical Family: Oleaceae (olive)

Extraction Method: Absolute extraction from flowers

Common Primary Uses: Hoarse Voice, Pink Eye, Sensitive Skin

Common Application Methods: Jasmine oil can be applied neat (with no dilution) when used topically. Apply to reflex points on the feet and directly on area of concern.

Diffuse, or inhale the aroma directly.

Take in capsules.

Properties: Anticatarrhal, antidepressant, and antispasmodic.

Historical Uses: Known in India as the “queen of the night” and “moonlight of the grove,” jasmine has been treasured by women for centuries for its beautiful, aphrodisiac-like fragrance. According to Roberta Wilson, “In many religious traditions, the jasmine flower symbolizes hope, happiness, and love.” Jasmine has been used for hepatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, dysentery, depression, nervousness, coughs, respiratory congestion, reproductive problems, and to stimulate uterine contractions in pregnant women as childbirth approached. It was also used in teas, perfumes, and incense.

Other Possible Uses: Jasmine oil may help with catarrh (mucus), conjunctivitis, coughs, dysentery, eczema (when caused by emotions), frigidity, hepatitis (cirrhosis of the liver), hoarseness, labor pains, laryngitis, lethargy (abnormal drowsiness), menstrual pain and problems, muscle spasms, nervous exhaustion and tension, pain relief, respiratory conditions, sex, skin care (dry, greasy, irritated, or sensitive), sprains, and uterine disorders. Jasmine is an oil that affects the emotions; it penetrates the deepest layers of the soul, opening doors to our emotions. It produces a feeling of confidence, energy, euphoria, and optimism. It helps to reduce anxiety, apathy, depression, indifference, listlessness, and relationship dilemmas. As a cologne, it increases feelings of attractiveness.

Body System(s) Affected: Emotional Balance, Hormonal System.

Aromatic Influence: Jasmine is very uplifting to the emotions and may help increase intuitive powers and wisdom. It may also help to promote powerful, inspirational relationships.

Oral Use As Dietary Supplement: Jasmine oil is generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for human consumption by the FDA. Dilute one drop oil in 1 tsp. honey or in 4 oz. of beverage (i.e. soy/rice milk). Not for children under 6 years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years old and over.

Blend Classification: Equalizer, Modifier, and Enhancer.

Blends With: Bergamot, frankincense, geranium, helichrysum, lemongrass, melissa, orange, rose, sandalwood, spearmint.