Welcome to the world of Arabian Jasmine that stretches beyond your favorite jasmine tea and jasmine hair oil.
The beautiful white Arabian Jasmine flower with its sensual, exotic, musky and zesty aroma is unarguably the best natural aphrodisiac. No wonder Indian brides are adorned with oodles and oodles of these flowers during their wedding and post wedding celebrations! More than being a beauty add-on, these flowers are packed with fabulous benefits for skin, hair, and health.
The flowers of this evergreen Arabian Jasmine plant is a well-known Arurvedic remedy for various conditions, including eye disorders, epilepsy, headache, fever, vomiting, impotency, itches, wounds, and ulcer, to name a few. Packed with powerful anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anesthetic, and analgesic properties, this aromatic herb is a hidden treasure.
Skin Benefits of Arabian Jasmine:While jasmine is generally touted to be safe, it is always advisable to use it by blending it with avocado, sweet almond, jojoba, or coconut oil before you apply on the skin.
1. Natural Anti-Deodorant:The flower as well as the essential oil has ketone in low concentrations. This, in turn, gives it a warm, yet mild fragrance that makes it a healthier and natural anti-deodorant option.
2. For a Softer Skin:Add a few drops of the oil extracted from jasmine to your bath and soak yourself for 10 minutes for an in-bath moisturizer. Or, you can mix jasmine oil with a little aloe vera lotion and apply it on your skin and leave on for a moisturized, soft skin.
3. Toned, Scar-free Skin:Crushed jasmine flowers or jasmine oil, when used along with petroleum jelly or coconut oil, helps to ease stretch marks and scars. It also tones, soothes dry skin, and retain the skin’s elasticity.
4. Eases Skin Troubles:Jasmine, when used as tea, is known to be an effective cure for scrapes, wounds, and cuts. It is also an effective home remedy for rashes and redness caused by sunburn. Jasmine juice is an effective cure for corns too.
5. Safeguards Skin:The antibacterial, antiseptic, and antiviral properties of jasmine can be utilized in the form of its oil to improve the immunity power of the skin. Application of this oil regularly on your skin can protect it from infections and offending weather impacts.
Hair Benefits of Arabian Jasmine:
6. Natural Conditioner:Prepare jasmine water by steeping 10 to 15 jasmine flowers in plain water. Allow it to cool down and use it as the last hair rinse. It can be mixed with baking soda to be used as a shampoo as well as conditioner. Jasmine water can also be used as a serum to keep your hair conditioned. Jasmine, in the form of oil, can be applied to keep frizzy, curly, and unmanageable hair under control by padlocking the moisture.
7. For Stronger, Longer, and Radiant Locks:The extract of jasmine leaves strengthens your hair roots, makes hair tensile and prevents it from turning brittle. This also ensures that your strands grows longer and thicker. Fresh extract of jasmine infused with coconut hair oil also gives you longer, fuller hair. Along with maintaining its natural color and sheen, this extract also ensures that you own a thicker locks.
8. Anti-lice Agent:Add a handful of jasmine flowers to a carrier oil and apply it regularly on scalp and hair to shield your hair from the attacks of head lice.
9. Keeps the Scalp Moisturized:Jasmine extracts when used along with coconut oil, almond oil, or jojoba oil is known to lock the moisture in the scalp, keeping the scalp hydrated and preventing hair fall and dandruff.
10. Cure for Scalp Infections:Crush jasmine flower and steep it in coconut oil. Apply this on your infected scalp to ease infection. The antiseptic and anti-microbial actions of both the ingredients work together, enabling the infection to subside at a faster pace.
Health Benefits of Arabian Jasmine:
11. Natural Aphrodisiac:These white flowers have this compelling masculine and sensual fragrance, which bestow them with their magical aphrodisiac powers. It relaxes the person completely, unlocking the sexual inhibitions. It prepares the man and woman to express themselves, while nurturing the reproductive system by triggering the secretion of essential sex hormones.
12. Eases Stress and Depression:Smell a handful of fresh jasmine buds to beat your stress levels. Alternatively, you can use the fresh oil extracted from these leaves. The aromatic ingredients of the flower soothe the senses, thwarts off negative thoughts, and fill you with energy. Just 2 drops – that is what you need to beat the stress experienced due to work and exam, fatigue, nervousness, anxiety, tension, and even addiction.
While jasmine can ease postnatal depression too, make sure you use the oil instead of flowers for that benefit. Or, add about 10 to 12 jasmine flowers to your water and take a bath to augment your confidence levels, and put your emotions at ease.
13. Innate Antiseptic Properties:The presence of benzyl benzoate, benzoic acid, and benzaldehyde in jasmine enables it to act as an effective and efficient antiseptic. Choose fresh homemade oil for topical application on wounds to safeguard them from infections. Inhalation of jasmine scent is also known to ease infections affecting the respiratory system, thwarting cold and cough.
14. Anti-cancerous Agent:Numerous studies conducted on this flower suggest that it is a powerful source of anti-cancerous and cytotoxic activities, both of which can help in easing and preventing cancer. If we look into the past, we can see that the flowers as well as leaves of jasmine have been used to shield women from breast cancer.
15. Eases Spasms:A natural antispasmodic agent, it can be used to ease various painful conditions, including congestion, cough, asthma, and spasmodic cholera. It eases spasms, alleviating the pain experienced under such conditions.
16. Alleviates Pain and Inflammation:Suffering from headache or back ache? Apply a little oil of jasmine and massage. Yes, it heals and it is a proven grandma’s home remedy for assorted pains and aches, including those from arthritis and rheumatism. Along with its anti-noci-perceptive and anti-inflammatory properties, it also possesses anesthetic properties, the synergic effects of which helps in faster recovery from painful inflammatory conditions.
17. Eases Cough and Cold:The oil extracted from jasmine flowers is a natural expectorant. This clears out the phlegm accumulated in your respiratory tracts during cold and cough, giving you a good night’s sleep.
18. Natural Remedy for Snoring:The expectorant property of this oil can actually be used as a natural cure for snoring. Sniffing the flower or oil eases the throat, widens the air passage, and keeps snoring at bay. Thanks to this wonderful flower, you can now enjoy an undisturbed night of sleep!
19. Aids in Weight Loss:Young jasmine flowers are picked and infused with tea – green, black, or white. Studies suggest that intake of at least 3 cups of jasmine tea, along with a proper diet and exercise routine, can help in shedding the unwanted flab and trim your waistline.
20. For a Stronger Digestive System:Along with easing the spasms experienced during various digestive disorders, an infusion of jasmine tea is known to offer cure for ulcers and gastritis too. It not only keeps your gut clean by paving way for the growth of good bacteria, it also strengthens your digestive system, safeguarding your from infections.
21. Cure for Fever:The Arabian jasmine flowers as well as oil have been used as a time-tested home remedy to bring down the temperature levels during high fever. It improves the circulation levels, eases stress, and relaxes muscles, helping in lowering and easing fever.
22. Improves Blood Circulation:Jasmine, when consumed as tea or massaged topically as oil, is known to improve blood circulation levels. It can be used to keep blood pressure levels under control and thwart off various dreaded cardiovascular conditions such as atherosclerosis, thrombosis, and strokes.
23. For a Painless Menstruation:The oil extracted from Arabian Jasmine is efficient as emmenagogue, which helps to alleviate the spasms and pain experienced during menstruation. This property also helps in regulating the cycles as well as keeping various pre menstrual symptoms, including fatigue and mood swings under control. A nerve soothing tonic, it helps women to cross this phase in a stress-free and easier way. Mix 2 drops of jasmine oil in 1 ml sesame seed oil. Apply on your lower abs, massage gently, and swish off the pain.
24. Helps with Easy Labor:A parturient cum uterine tonic, application of jasmine oil is known to ease the anxiety experienced during labor, while helping the women relax completely. Once the muscles relax, labor becomes easier. Mix 4 drops jasmine oil with 2 ml jojoba oil for a easier delivery and pain-free recovery soon after.
25. Impact on Breast Milk:While the oil extracted from jasmine flowers is known to be a galactogogue, the flowers as such are known to be a lactifuge. Yes, jasmine oil has been known to enhance the secretion of breast milk. Women who wish to stop breastfeeding can use jasmine flowers as it is known to halt breast milk secretion within 48 hours.
26. Helps Diabetics:A tea infused with jasmine leaves is known to keep the blood sugar levels under control, normalizing the production of insulin. Consuming this tea can help diabetics to keep a check on their sugar levels. Studies also suggest the regular use of jasmine-infused tea to lower the chances of diabetes, especially if you are obese.
27. Regulates Cholesterol Levels in Blood:Jasmine, when consumed as tea, is known to lower the levels of bad cholesterol in blood. It also helps to keep a tab on the cholesterol levels and keep health conditions such as heart attacks and strokes at bay.
Other benefits of Arabian Jasmine:Arabian Jasmine is also known to be therapeutic for the following conditions:
- Rectal bleeding
- Urinary infections
- Mental debility
- Liver cirrhosis
A Word of Caution:Arabian Jasmine, in the form of flowers, tea, and oil, have countless magical benefits for human kind and have not shown any intense adverse reactions. However, if you are a very sensitive person, then it is always advisable to take prior permission from your physician before using Jasmine, in any of its forms.
Arabian jasmine, indeed, is a miraculous flower. Along with its appearance that makes it a beautiful ornamentation for women, the benefits it imparts are also fabulous. Have we missed out any health, skin, and hair benefits of this flower? If so, do share with us.