Benefits of Jasmine Plant
The most widely known characteristic of this herb regards its distinctive smell. In order to extract 2.2 lb essence of jasmine it's necessary to use 2200 lb of fresh jasmine flowers. Nevertheless, its considerable effects conducive to a both healthy physical state and a state of mind are enough reasons to convince us that it's worth the effort.
Description of Jasmine PlantJasmine (Jasminum officinale) is a flowery shrub containing white or yellow flowers, native to Mediterranean countries (although there are a considerable number of people that say it comes from India). The shrub has a ramified crown, angular green long twigs, obtuse flowers and it is cultivated as a decorative plant (Jasminum fretticans), or for its industrial and medicinal uses. The flowers can be small or large, white with a nice perfume that increases in strength in the evening. Jasmine grows quickly. It can grow in the shade, but it grows better in sunny and breezy areas.
Widely known for its big consumption of jasmine tea, the Chinese civilization drinks green tea during the spring and summer times as well as in autumn and especially in winter, jasmine tea. This drinking tea habit appeared in the north and north-east region of China.
From jasmine flowers it is extracted the well-known and highly expensive oil. The high cost is explained by the fact that in order to extract 2.2lb of jasmine essence 2200lb of fresh flowers are needed. Nevertheless, its effects over an organism make that process worthwhile. The herb has the power to eliminate the stress and depression, and it can help regain self-confidence. The jasmine flowers are used in biotherapy and perfume industry.
Properties and benefits of JasmineThe fresh jasmine flowers contain a high amount of etheric oil. Beside this oil, the flowers also contain benzilic acetate, linalcohol, benzilic alcohol, indole and jasmon. All these substances confer jasmine aphrodisiac properties. Among other properties of the jasmine flowers are: the improvement of digestion, adjuvant in the toxins elimination and the loose of weight. They also help the acceleration of metabolism, they improve the blood circulation and it is commonly known their aphrodisiac effect.
Mixtures and treatmentsHow can the flowers be used? In the simplest way possible: making tea out of them! Other ways: macerated in oil or alcoholic extract. The tea can be use to treat headaches, coughing and the macerate for rheumatism.
In aromatherapy, the jasmine oil is recommended for any kind of physical pain. It is also good advisable to have it around in case of birth. Even more, it is a powerful antiseptic, sedative and tonic recommended for breathing difficulties, coughing and nervous debility. It also calms any skin affliction and it can be used in small amounts for calming pains.
Jasmine teaThe jasmine tea is known by the majority of nutritionists as being an adjuvant in losing weight. The jasmine tea does not have any energizing properties like the green tea, but it has sedative properties and it can regulate blood circulation and arterial tension. The taste of one jasmine tea cup is sweet and combined with green tea will offer powerful tonic and energetic results.
Surely, it isn't one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs, but the jasmine tea helps an organism relax and regain its strength in the stress or physically and psychic overworking periods.
Jasmine oilThe adepts of the aromatherapy use this jasmine oil in combination with drops of ylang ylang oil. This mixture helps regaining the healthy state of mind and body.
WarningIt isn't recommended to consume jasmine tea in big quantities, especially in cases of pregnancy. It is also not recommended to consume jasmine tea on an empty stomach, to prevent causing high acidity. After 5 pm it is best if the consumption of jasmine tea is ceased to prevent insomnia.
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