Latin Name: Jasminum Officinale
This evergreen trailing vine can grow up to 10 metres in height, it has green leaves and star shaped white flowers which are plucked in the morning when the tiny petals are tightly closed. Jasmine is native to China and Asia, but also produced in India, Eqypt and Morocco. Jasmine oil is produced by solvent extraction making it an Absolute. The delicate petals of this climbing shrub will perish during steam distillation.
A non-toxic oil, although could be a potential skin irritant on sensitive skin. This middle note oils strong, sweet, floral aroma may trigger a headaches. Safe for use during labour – but not to be used at all during pregnancy.
Benzyl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Cisjasmone, Farnesol, Linalol, Menthyl Jasmonate, Phenylacetic Acid.
Body systems affected:
Structural, nervous, respiratory, glandular, skin.
Main therapeutic properties:
Anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac, cicatrisant, galactagogue, parturient, sedative (nervous), tonic (uterine).
Secondary therapeutic properties:
Analgesic, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, carminative, expectorant.
Main therapeutic use:
Anxiety, depression, dry skin conditions, frigidity, glandular problems, greasy skin conditions, impotence, irritated skin conditions, labour pains, melancholia, menstrual depression, nervous chills, nervous exhaustion, period pains, sensitive skin conditions, stress related conditions.
Secondary therapeutic use:
Catarrh, coughs, dysmenorrhoea, muscular spasm, sore throat, strains, uterine spasm.
Non toxic, non-irritant. Rare cases with very sensitive skin.
Uplifting, warming quality which promotes euphoria and has a pronounced effect on an emotional level. An affinity with the female reproductive system, and believed to help with childbirth. Stimulates male sexual organs. Solvent extracted, Jasmine Grandiflorum is also oil producing.
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