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The healing power of jasmine

  1. Jasmine or common jasmine originally grows in the Caucasus, Northern Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Himalayas and Western China. It is a popular garden plant because of its fragrant flowers. The flowers of the jasmine are edible. This evergreen climbing plant grows well in the maritime climate of Western Europe, including Belgium and the Netherlands. Jasmine produces an essential oil that can rightly be called the king of the oils because it gives off an unparalleled delicious aroma. It makes sense that it is a drug in aromatherapy. Jasmine is also a valued medicine in phytotherapy. Among other things, it is used as an aphrodisiac and as a means to increase breast milk production.


  1. Jasmine essential oil Jasmine in folk medicine History uses jasmine Chameli Ka Tel, Indian sesame seed oil with jasmine aroma Active substances Jasmine as an aphrodisiac Jasmine for depression

Jasmine Essential Oil

  1. Each jasmine flower contains a tiny amount of essential oil. Hundreds of flowers together make a drop of oil. That makes jasmine oil the most expensive and exclusive oil products. Jasmine oil is used to prepare some dishes. To the sensation of most people, this oil is scented with a wonderful aroma. It is used for depression and stress and some breathing difficulties. In addition, just smelling this oil can act as an aphrodisiac. It is used for all kinds of sexual problems such as frigidity.

Jasmine in folk medicine

  1. In folk medicine, jasmine leaves were used as a pain reliever. These leaves contain salicylic acid, which is also contained in aspirin. Some jasmine leaf juice was applied to the area. The folk medicine use is therefore not so bad. The Jasmine Seller in India / Source: PlaneMad, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA-3.0)

History of use of jasmine

  1. Dioscorides, pioneer of medicine and herbal science from the first century AD, already knew the jasmine plant. smell. Buddhist monks in Benares used the leaves and the root to prepare a remedy for burns. The flowers were used to make an infusion to wash the eyes.

Chameli Ka Tel, Indian sesame seed oil with jasmine aroma

  1. Jasmine is most commonly used in Ayurveda, the traditional Indian medicine. In India people don't quickly use a perfume, but rather nice scented flowers, of which jasmine is one. In Ayurveda, a total of 100 kilos of jasmine flowers are allowed to be absorbed on 40 kilos of sesame seeds. This process takes five days, with the flowers and seeds being shuffled every night every three hours. In this way, the scent of jasmine penetrates the sesame seeds. Then an oil of this sesame seed is pressed which has a green color. A head and body massage is performed with this oil. This oil is called Chameli Ka Tel in India.

Active ingredients

  1. In phytotherapy, only the flower is used for its medicinal properties. Here are more than 100 active ingredients. Here are only the most important: essential oil with linalool, linalyl acetate, benzyl acetate and the ketone jasmon. The latter substance gives off the wonderful scent.

Jasmine as an aphrodisiac

  1. Jasminum officinale / Source: C T Johansson, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA-3.0)

Jasmine with depression

  1. Jasmine can dispel depression. Those who suffer from tension can relax by the scent of jasmine oil. For this purpose, you can mix a few drops of jasmine essential oil with regular massage oil and then get a massage. Massage in itself is soothing and in combination with jasmine oil the calming effect can be enhanced.

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