Health Benefits of Jasmine Essential Oil
The health benefits of Jasmine Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like anti depressant, anti septic, aphrodisiac, anti spasmodic, cicatrisant, expectorant, galactogogue, emenagogue, parturient, sedative and uterine.
Jasmine Essential Oil is extracted from the flowers of Jasmine, with its scientific names Jasminum Grandiflora (Royal Jasmine) and Jasminum Officinale (Common Jasmine). The oil is extracted mainly from the second one.
Its main components are Benzoic Acid, Benzaldehyde, Benzyl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Indole, Benzyl Benzoate, Cis-3-Hexenyl Benzoate, Cis-Jasmone, Ceosol, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Linalool, Methyl Anthranilate, P-Cresol, Nerol, Gamma Terpineol, Nerolidol, Isohytol, Phytol etc.
Jasmine is a very-very famous flower. It has a strong but sweet, pleasing and romantic fragrance, which is very common in those flowers which bloom at night. Girls are often named “Jasmine”, particularly in the Middle Eastern region and the Indian Subcontinent and also in other parts of the world. This flower is often associated with romance and love. Heroes in romantic novels and movies can often be found addressing their heroines by the name of Jasmine. For ages, Jasmine has been inspiring poets too. So, that is that romantic. This flower blooms at night and fills the surroundings with its typical fragrance.
But this flower has much more to offer than just sweet smell and romantic feelings. So let us keep our poetic feelings aside for a while and take a look at what it has in store for us.
Health benefits of jasmine essential oil
Antidepressant: The aroma of this oil has a pleasing, uplifting effect on mind and fights depression. This makes you feel happy and awakens romantic and poetic feelings in you.
Antiseptic: It is a very good anti septic and disinfectant. Its constituents like Benzaldehyde, Benzoic Acid and Benzyl Benzoate have very effective germicidal, bactericidal, fungicidal and anti viral properties. When externally applied on wounds, it prevents it from being septic and effectively checks infection from tetanus.
Antispasmodic: Jasmine Essential oil is good in treating and relaxing spasms. It gives quick relief from spasmodic coughs, cramps, congestions, asthma, breathlessness and even spasmodic cholera as well as intestinal cramps and pains resulting from spasm.
Aphrodisiac: Actually it is the Aphrodisiac property of Jasmine Essential Oil that makes you feel romantic. This oil brings you in mood for love and also enhances your libido. Due to this property of aroma of Jasmine Oil and fragrance of Jasmine flowers, it has been in use during First Nights, particularly in the Indian Subcontinent where it is in practice to decorate the bride and the First Night Room with these flowers and use its oil to spray in the room. It also helps cure problems such as premature ejaculation, frigidity, impotency etc.
Cicatrisant: Worried about the scar marks, after spots left by boils, acne, wounds, pox etc.? Give a try to Jasmine Essential Oil. Being a Cicatrisant, it can help fading away of those scar marks and after spots. It can also help you against those fat cracks.
Expectorant: The expectorant property of Jasmine Essential Oil can help you have a better and sound-less (yeah! I mean it) sleep even when you are suffering from cough and cold. It gives relief from cough by helping clear the accumulation of phlegm in the respiratory tracts as well as from snoring by clearing congestion of nasal and respiratory tracts. So you don’t need to keep awake and cough endlessly in the night, nor do you have to snore in sleep.
Emenagogue: This property is meant to give relief to those women who suffer from irregular, obstructed and painful menses or an untimely menopause. The emenagogue property of Jasmine Oil makes periods regular, clear and less painful and also help push back menopause. It also gives relief from the other problems associated with menses such as fatigue, annoyance, nausea etc.
Parturient: This Essential Oil of Jasmine facilitates and eases birth and reduces labor pain. This feature can be very beneficial in today’s scenario when a normal delivery is a rare sight and most of the cases are resolved through Caesarian method.
Sedative: It calms down body, mind and soul and brings forth your positive and constructive emotions. It gives relief from anxiety, stress, annoyance, anger and depression as well as from inflammations.
Uterine: This oil is good for uterine health as it tones it up and promotes flow of certain hormones which ensure good health and proper functioning of uterus. It also helps protect it from tumors, particularly after menopause, by restricting flow of estrogen.
Other Benefits: It is good for skin and keeps it smooth and free from cracks. It can be used to free people from narcotic and other addictions. It also cures muscle pain.
Few Words of Caution: Pregnant women should avoid using this oil since it is an Emenagogue. It is highly relaxing and sedating and thus heavy doses should be avoided. Again, those who are allergic to Jasmine should avoid using it.
Blending: Essential Oil of Jasmine blends well with essential oils of Bergamot, Sandalwood, Rose and citrus fruits such as Orange, Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit etc.