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Jasmine: Health Benefits, Uses, Dosage and Side Effects

By NS Desk | Herbs | Posted on :   12-Dec-2020

Jasmine, also known as MalatiorChameli, can be defined as a fragrant plant that manages various illnesses. Jasmine plant parts like leaves, flowers, roots, etc. are used for curing many diseases as per Ayurveda.

Jasmine is responsible for lowering blood cholesterol levels, which helps maintain a healthy heart with proper functionalities. Antioxidant constituents of Jasmine act as a shield against free radicals and protect the body cells from them. Weight loss and metabolism increase are also achieved by drinking Jasmine tea as it is extremely low in calories and burns extra calories.

Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of Jasmine leaf are also used for wound healing by applying a paste of it. Jasmine oil application on the skin also regulates dryness and provides proper moisture to the skin.

Jasmine oil can cause contact dermatitis allergy in the body to some people; hence, it is advisable to use with any other carrier oil to reduce its effect.

What are the other names for Jasmine?

Jasmine or Chameliis was known by different names in different parts of the world. Jasminumofficinale is its most commonly used and scientific name. Apart from these, it is also known as Jasminumgrandiflorum, Yasmeen, Chamelee, JatiMaltiga, SannaJatiMallige, Pichi, Jatimalli, Jati, Sannajati, etc.

Benefits of using Jasmine in various treatments

Many studies conducted till now have shown the beneficial effects of Jasmine in several ways. Be it a low-risk or high-risk disease; Jasmine has been acting as a catalyst in treating these diseases. It also acts as a blessing for the treatment and ailment of many diseases and health problems like acne, irritable bowel disease, worm infections, and digestive problems, etc. Here are some of the wonderful uses of Jasmine:-

  • Beneficial for liver diseases

Jasmine can cure liver diseases like hepatitis. There are certain constituents like oleuropein with antiviral properties in Jasmine. The consumption of Jasmine inhibits the multiplication of Hepatitis B. In turn, this helps in managing liver scarring or cirrhosis disease.

  • Helps in curing diarrhea

Analgesic and antispasmodic properties of Jasmine help in managing stomach related disorders like diarrhea. Drinking the decoction of Jasmine will help in smooth muscle relaxation of intestines. This also reduces stomach pain and cramps in the body, helping fight the symptoms of diarrhea.

Tips: -

Jasmine Scented Tea

  • Jasmine scented tea is made with black or green tea.
  • Keep green or black tea in the jar, which is equipped with a large opening.
  • Place some Jasmine flowers in the tea and let it sit for at least 24 hours so that Jasmine flower's aroma gets infused in the tea.
  • 225-250 ml of water is boiled first to add a teaspoon of Jasmine tea.
  • Boil the mixture for few minutes
  • Strain the tea and consume it daily once or twice for enhancing the digestion process.

Pure Jasmine tea

  • Pure Jasmine tea is made with only Jasmine flowers or petals and does not contain any other tea like black or green tea.
  • Use dried jasmine flowers and petals to make this tea.
  • Boil Jasmine flowers and petals in boiling water
  • Consume this pure Jasmine tea for aiding various diseases.

Treating diseases/health problems using Jasmine

Below are some scientific and Ayurveda claims about the use of Jasmine in curing and treating health problems:

  • Increases Sexual Desire

Science

Ayurveda

  • Sexual desire improvement is seen in both males and females by the consumption of Jasmine. Certain constituents like alkaloids, alcohol, resins, salicylic acid, etc. help in increasing metabolism. It also enhances the circulation of blood in the body. In return, the aphrodisiac properties of Jasmine are responsible for improving sexual desire.
  • As per Ayurveda, sexual dysfunction is defined as the sexual act of improper functioning. It is caused due to the loss of libido in the body. Loss of libido means loss of sexual desires and inclination towards anyone. Moreover, it causes the minimization of the expulsion of semen from the body after penile stimulation. In males, this problem is also referred to as premature ejaculation of early discharge. Jasmine is helpful in this case for managing sexual dysfunction in the body. It enhances sexual desires as it is rich with aphrodisiac or Vajikarana property.
  • Sedative effects

Science

Ayurveda

  • Jasmine is helpful for sedative function. Antidepressant and sedative properties of Jasmine helps in the relaxation of the muscles. There are certain components in Jasmine that provide a soothing effect and help calmer down brain activity. Jasmine's anxiolytic properties also give anxiety relief and minimize brain activity for a certain time to give a sedative effect. 

Medhya or brain tonic properties of Jasmine provide a relaxed mind. Fluctuations in VataDosha cause nervous system disorders leading to the stress of sleep disorders. Jasmine's Vata balancing properties also relax and calms the nervous and brain cells, providing a sense of relief in the brain. 

  • Skin Infections

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Ayurveda

Jasmine is very helpful in managing skin health. Jasmine has some soothing and moisturizing properties, which improves the texture and appearance of the skin. Antioxidant properties of Jasmine act as a shield for body cells against free radicals. This, in turn, prevents skin damage and reduces the aging process. Antibacterial properties of Jasmine also help in reducing skin infections.

 

 

The skin problem is caused due to aggravated Kapha and Pitta dosha in the body. If applied on the face in the pack form, Jasmine oil or leaf paste reduces the problem of dryness on the skin. Sngdha and moisturizing properties of Jasmine provide proper moisture to the skin, hence making it soft and supple. Apart from this, Pitta Dosha fluctuations are also responsible for red bumps on the skin and some pus-forming pimples. Pitta Dosha also leads to inflammation, along with acne all over the face. Jasmine oil possesses Pitta and KaphaDosha properties and hence reduces the symptoms and consequences of skin problems. 

 

  • Wound Healing

Science

Ayurveda

Jasmine paste made out of leaves or petals possesses anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These properties help in lowering the inflammation and heal any wound. It also enhances collagen production, which leads to skin formation at a faster rate.

Skin problems like allergy, wounds, inflammation, or any other disease are managed with Jasmine's help. Jasmine holds Ropan or healing properties and Kshya or astringent properties as per Ayurvedic studies and hence is considered useful in treating all skin infections, including wounds.

 

  • Mental Alertness

Science

Ayurveda

Jasmine contains constituents with anxiolytic and antidepressant properties. Jasmine essential oil, when inhaled, enhances mental alertness and makes the brain calmer. The sedative properties present in Jasmine essential oil helps in inducing a good sleep cycle, hence reducing anxiety issues.

Vata regulates every activity of our brain. Fluctuations in Vatadosha cause anxiety problems. Medhya or brain tonic and Vata balancing properties present in Jasmine regulate the anxiety problem and increase mental alertness.

Side effects of Jasmine

While Jasmine is magically infused with healing properties, it is also found to have certain side effects if over consumed, especially in people suffering from any nasal or skin allergy. Both science and Ayurvedic experts recommend consulting a doctor before taking Jasmine. Moreover, Jasmine's application on the skin in excessive amounts can cause contact dermatitis to many people who are allergic to it. Burning sensation in a nasal track can also be caused by the use of Jasmine in some people.

Types of Ayurvedic Care with Jasmine

  • Internal Consumption

Jasmine Scented Tea

  • Jasmine scented tea is made with black or green tea.
  • Keep green or black tea in the jar, which is equipped with a large opening.
  • Place some Jasmine flowers in the tea and let it sit for at least 24 hours so that Jasmine flower's aroma gets infused in the tea.
  • 225-250 ml of water is boiled first to add a teaspoon of Jasmine tea.
  • Boil the mixture for few minutes
  • Strain the tea and consume it daily once or twice for enhancing the digestion process.

Pure Jasmine tea

  • Pure Jasmine tea is made with only Jasmine flowers or petals and does not contain any other tea like black or green tea.
  • Use dried jasmine flowers and petals to make this tea.
  • Boil Jasmine flowers and petals in boiling water
  • Consume this pure Jasmine tea for aiding various diseases.

Jasmine oil

  • Jasmine oil is used in various ways externally to provide benefits to the body.
  • Jasmine oil is used as an inhaler. Jasmine oil is put in the diffuser for inhaling directly. It helps in relaxing and calming the nervous system.
  • Jasmine oil is applied to the skin. Few drops of jasmine oil are first mixed with almond oil or coconut oil to be applied on the skin.
  • Jasmine oil is also applied to the hair and massaged well to get rid of any hair issues. Mix Jasmine oil, either with almond oil or olive oil, is applied on wet hair for a healthy scalp and strong hair.

Fresh Jasmine leaves paste.

Jasmine paste is used for external application on the affected area for curing any skin infections, acne, etc.

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Take Jasmine leaves and crush them into a fine paste.

Mix Jasmine leaves with honey, milk, rose water, etc.

Apply the paste on the affected area for 10-15 minutes and repeat the process every week for the result.

Precautionary guide while using Jasmine?

Before consuming Jasmine, it is recommended to know the precautions taken for different ailments. Apart from consulting a doctor if using Jasminein case of any allergic symptoms, below are some specific precautions are taken: -

  • For people suffering from breathing problems

View of Ayurvedic experts

It is advisable to consult a doctor before consuming Jasmine leaves as its strong aroma can be a cause for nasal infection in some people.

  • For Pregnant Ladies
  • View of Ayurvedic Experts

Pregnancy calls for extra care and precautions. Jasmine is high in Ushna or hot potency. Hence, it is advisable to consult the doctor before consuming Jasmine during pregnancy.

  • View of Scientific Experts

According to scientific experts, the consumption of Jasmine is not advisable for pregnant women. In the case of an urgent situation, it is strongly advisable to consult the doctor before consuming Jasmine.

  • For Ladies, while Breastfeeding
  • View of Science Experts

According to scientific experts, the consumption of Jasmine is safe for breastfeeding women. However, it is still advisable to consult the doctor before consuming Jasmine if it is urgently required for breast-feeding women. 

  • For Allergic patients or person with highly sensitive skin

View of Ayurvedic Experts

According to Ayurvedic experts, Jasmine is very hot in potency, which is also known as Ushna. So, a person with highly sensitive skin or skin prone to allergy should apply the Jasmine leaves paste or jasmine oil with any other oil, like almond or coconut oil.

  • For allergic patients

View of scientific experts

Jasmine can cause contact dermatitis to some people who are allergic to it. Hence, it is advisable to do a patch test before applying Jasmine oil to the body, hair, or skin.

FAQ's about Jasmine

  1. Is Jasmine helpful in reducing anxiety?

- As per a scientific study

Jasmine contains constituents with anxiolytic and antidepressant properties. Jasmine essential oil, when inhaled, minimizes the brain activity and makes the brain calmer. The sedative properties present in Jasmine essential oil helps in inducing a good sleep cycle, hence reducing anxiety issues.

  • As per an Ayurvedic study

Vata regulates every activity of our brain. Fluctuations in Vatadosha cause anxiety problems. Medhya or brain tonic and Vata balancing properties present in Jasmine regulate the anxiety problem and curb that. Relaxation is provided to the mind. 

  1. What are the benefits of Jasmine green tea?

- As per the scientific study

Jasmine green tea holds many benefits and is helpful in treating many diseases. It is antioxidant-rich and hence acts as a shield for body cells against free radicals. Diarrheal issues are also solved and cured by drinking Jasmine green tea. This happens as Jasmine green tea helps in relaxing the intestinal muscles. The antispasmodic and analgesic properties of Jasmine reduce the pain and relax the mind. Anxiety problems can also be cured with the sedative effects of Jasmine.

  • As per an Ayurvedic study

Jasmine green tea is beneficial in many ways. It aids the digestion process with its Laghu or light properties. Ushna nature of Jasmine green tea increases the digestive fire (Agni), improving the digestion process. Beneficial for the nervous system, Medhya, or brain tonic properties of Jasmine relaxes the brain muscles and increases the sleep cycle.

  1. Can Jasmine tea reduce weight?

As per modern science, Jasmine tea aids in weight loss, it is extremely low in calories and improves the body's metabolism, which in turn burns the extra calories.

  1. Is Jasmine responsible for causing Hay fever?

The strong aroma of Jasmine can be a cause of hay fever. There are certain aromatic contents in the Jasmine that give an odor and hence can cause hay fever to all the people who are allergic to it.

  1. Is Jasmine responsible for causing miscarriage?

The modern scientific study lacks the evidence to justify and prove the role of Jasmine for causing miscarriages. However, a property known as uterine stimulant property in Jasmine oil should be avoided in pregnancy.

  1. Can Jasmine cause bloating?

As per Ayurvedic view, Jasmine tea is not responsible for bloating. Weak or poor digestion causes any digestive disorder. Managing digestive fire (Agni) with the Ushna property of Jasmine helps in managing digestion. Jasmine holds Laghu or light properties also regulate the digestion process.

  1. What are the benefits of Jasmine for hair?

- As per the scientific study

Jasmine has some moisturizing and soothing properties, which can be beneficial for the texture of hair. The hair can be turned smooth and silky in texture. Use Jasmine oil to massage on the scalp, enhancing the blood circulation in the scalp, hence proven beneficial for hair.

 

  • As per an Ayurvedic study

Jasmine possesses Snigdha or oily properties, which is very beneficial for hair health. Jasmine oil helps in retaining moisture and reducing the itching or dryness on the scalp. The unnatural hair fall is also reduced with Jasmine oil's help, providing natural strength to the hair. 

  1. What are the benefits of Jasmine for skin health?

- As per the scientific study

Jasmine is very helpful in managing skin health. Jasmine has some soothing and moisturizing properties, which improves the texture and appearance of the skin. Antioxidant properties of Jasmine act as a shield for body cells against free radicals. This, in turn, prevents skin damage and reduces the aging process. Antibacterial properties of Jasmine also help in reducing skin infections.

  • As per an Ayurvedic study

Both Jasmine and its oil are useful for managing skin health. The excessive dryness is reduced with Jasmine oil's application to the skin, which enhances the glow of the skin. Snigdha or oily nature of Jasmine also heals the wounds and reduces the signs of aging. 

  1. Is Jasmine responsible for causing any allergy?

Jasmine can cause allergy to some people. The person can have contact dermatitis by Jasmine. Some people are also sensitive to the fragrance of Jasmine and hence can be affected by any allergy.

  1. Is Jasmine responsible for causing inflammation?

Modern science does not hold much evidence to prove the effect of Jasmine for inflammation. Moreover, certain constituents in Jasmine are anti-inflammatory and can reduce inflammation rather than increase it.

  1. Is Jasmine responsible for inducing labor?

There is no strong evidence that proves the role of Jasmine in inducing labor. However, at times, Jasmine oil is used in the initial stage of labor, which helps reduce pain and spasm. Jasmine oil massage on the lower back can reduce pain by releasing natural pain killers or endorphins in the body.

  1. Can Jasmine consumption cause headaches?

Since there is no scientific evidence that proves Jasmine's effect in causing headaches, it is not considered a cause of it. Moreover, the soothing and calming properties of Jasmine relieves the headache issue. Jasmine oil and flowers are wondered herb for curing headaches.

NS Desk

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