JASMINE OIL BENEFITS AND USES:
Jasmine oil has been used for centuries as a perfume ingredient. It was traditionally used in perfumes because it smells nice on skin. It is known to have anti-inflammatory properties, which helps with pain relief and reduces swelling after surgery or other trauma.
The oil may help relieve menstrual cramps and reduce vaginal dryness. It is believed to have antiseptic qualities, which means it kills germs and bacteria without causing irritation.
The oil has been used as a treatment for eczema, psoriasis, acne vulgaris (pimples), rosacea, and many other skin conditions. Some studies suggest that jasmine oil may help prevent cancer.
It is also believed that jasmine essential oil could be helpful in treating depression and anxiety disorders.
There are two types of jasmines, white and pink. White jasmine flowers are smaller than pink jasmine flowers. They produce their seeds in clusters rather than pods.
Both varieties of jasmine flower when they reach maturity, but the size of the blooms vary greatly from one variety to another. Pink jasmine flowers grow larger than white ones, so they tend to bloom earlier in the year. They are native to India and Sri Lanka.
The two main types of white jasmine are stephanense and grandiflorum. These produce very small flowers that emit a strong, sweet fragrance. They bloom in the springtime.
Jasmine essential oils have a powerful fragrance that has been used in perfumes for centuries. The oils have antiseptic qualities and can be used to treat minor cuts and burns on the skin. Jasmine oil is also believed to help relieve anxiety and depression.
The Jasminum Sambac types produce a large amount of oil and have a strong fragrance. These are used in the manufacture of perfumes and potpourri oils.
Jasmine Grandiflora has a strong scent, while Jasmine Stepholense has a light scent.
Jasmine Sambac is the most popular and widely-used jasmine for producing essential oils. They produce a large amount of flowers throughout the season, but they do not have a very strong scent.
OTHER JASMINE INFORMATION:
In England, jasmine flowers are known as “May” flowers, because they traditionally bloom during the month of May.
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Analysis of the chemical compositions in essential oil from flower buds of 3 jasmine cultivars by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. by VA Worwood – 2016 – New World Library
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