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Video: Health And Beauty Benefits Of Officinal Jasmine
Originally from India and today present in the Mediterranean basin, jasmine is an ornamental plant widely recognized by all perfumers around the world. But although we appreciate its captivating white flowers with a delicate fragrance, this climbing plant is not only an ally of choice for the creators of perfumes. It conceals several medicinal virtues to discover. It can thus be used as well as daily care as a hot drink or inhalations. So, without further ado, here are all the benefits of officinal jasmine for well-being and beauty!
What are the health benefits of jasmine?
First, it is important to specify that there are about 200 varieties of jasmine. But the one that is most often found is probably officinal jasmine, also called white jasmine. Like the olive tree, it falls into the category of so-called “Oleacea” trees. The cultivation and maintenance of jasmine is not a problem, but is highly dependent on the climate. The plant usually flowers from June to October. In China, flowers are harvested at the end of summer and mixed with tea leaves, which in turn take on the delightful scent of jasmine. The latter can be consumed in the form of herbal tea, essential oil and tea.
Having said that, it's no wonder that people have used it for centuries for its miraculous virtues. Today, the plant is the subject of several scientific studies for its different therapeutic properties. What is more, the latest research is largely interested in the anti-cancer properties of methyl jasmonate (a fragrant molecule derived from the flower). In addition to the benefits of jasmine for healing, we must also recognize its effects on:
- the digestive system - very rich in antioxidants, jasmine promotes the intestinal condition by facilitating the absorption of nutrients and increasing the number of good bacteria present in it.
- depression - jasmine inhalations have an anti-stress and anti-anxiety action by acting directly on the central nervous system.
- libido - known to be a sexual tonic, jasmine helps the body to relax
- insomnia - in aromatherapy, lavender and jasmine oils struggle with sleep disturbances by helping the body to fall asleep.
- skin problems - recognized for its healing and antiseptic effects, jasmine fights acne and skin redness.
- female disorders - with its anti-spasm properties, jasmine tea is highly recommended for menstrual or premenstrual pain.
Jasmine in the form of tea or herbal tea
Jasmine is ideal for flavoring certain teas, such as green tea, and herbal teas. Rich in antioxidants, tea protects the skin, facilitates drainage and promotes blood circulation. With its relaxing effects, it fights against sleep disorders and migraine. The only condition to be observed when consuming jasmine tea is to avoid drinking it on an empty stomach. Otherwise, you may experience heartburn and heartburn, due to its acidity.
Uses of officinal jasmine on the skin
In the form of essential oil, jasmine can be used on the skin of the face in case of acne, on the nails to nourish them, in the hair in combination with the usual shampoo to cleanse and strengthen the mane, or during massages in order to relieve all kinds of pain.
Note: before using jasmine oil to massage your face or body, it is important to dilute it with a neutral vegetable oil. We remind you that the direct application of pure essential oils to the skin is strongly discouraged.