Jasmine Herbal Remedies

By | February 21, 2014

Jasmine FlowerJasmine herbal remedies have two important components for treating any kind of discomfort or pain — its flower and the extracted essential oil which has definite healing properties. While, it Jasmine essential oil is often used for health and healing, in the past it was favored for its sweet-smelling fragrance

Europeans first used the flower as an ingredient in French perfumes in the early 16th century. But in the East, the Chinese used the jasmine plant as a cleansing remedy. In fact, jasmine tea is a favorite among people from China who drink this regularly knowing it can rid the body of toxins.

The tea provides a slightly bitter, pungent but cooling taste in the mouth, yet is been believed to have any number of benefits, such as:

  • Relaxation – The plant contains alkaloids and linalool, which helps to relax the nerves. Using jasmine herbal remedies also work effectively as a sedative that can help with people who are feeling slightly tensed and nervous.
  • Pain relieving – The jasmine plant is rich in salicylic acids, which is an active ingredient in medicines like aspirin. It is, therefore, a powerful analgesic, working as a pain reliever and antiseptic or anti-spasmodic.
  • Fever reducer – Drinking tea made from jasmine is said to help with fever.
  • Antibacterial – With cuts or scrapes, washing the wounded part with an infusion of jasmine flowers or leaves can kill the bacteria and clean the wound properly.

How to Use

You can drink the jasmine tea at home or use this for relief from pain or discomfort. The flowers, for example, do its wonders as it works to keep the senses alert, refreshed or calm. A compress soaked in Jasmine tea brings relief for headaches, heat stroke and anxiety attacks.

Combine with Other Herbs

When used in combination with other herbs most jasmine herbal remedies become stronger or take effect faster. Such as with jasmine plus green tea or lemon balm while drinking, or jasmine essential oils plus almond essential oils when in need of a relaxing massage.

Over a hundred years ago, the jasmine flower was very crucial to Ayurvedic medicine. They called the flower jati, and they believed it contained the sattvic tonic, which is the foundation of its practice. They regard the flower as a symbol of compassion and love. The Ayurvedic system also believed that jasmine was most effective when used by women, and was considered a female aphrodisiac.