Originating in the subtropics of the Himalayas, the Jasmine flower has captivated millions with its mystical aroma and exotic charm. In the ancient world, Jasmine flowers were freshly plucked for royals and traded along the Silk Road in China. This historic fascination has lingered into the modern world as recent revelations show the midnight-blooming wonder is more than just another intoxicating fragrance, but can actually leave a lasting impression on several different aspects of your life.
Scientifically known as Jasminum, there are over 200 species of this flower. Belonging to the Oleaceae family of twine climbers and shrubs, Jasmine flowers are climbing shrubs which means they can be grown to climb walls, trees and fences, and can be easily manipulated for garden decoration. The flower is native to the tropical climates of India, China and Iran. Only a few species of Jasminum can be grown indoors; the most popular species for indoor growth is Jasminum Polyanthum or Jasminum Officiale Jasmine is used extensively in Indian and Chinese cultures, and is characterized by its sensual and fruity aroma.
Jasmine on the mind
The word Jasmine literally translates to “God’s Gift” in the Persian language. Jasmine flowers are great for those with sleeping issues as the aroma of the flower is said to provide a calming, sedative effect. The star-shaped flower releases its strongest dosage of scent during the night and will have you sleeping on a cloud while the heavenly smell conjures up a sugary-sweet dream. Jasmine flowers increase mental alertness and are nourishing to the nervous system. They are commonly used as anti-depressants, sure to bring feelings of positivity and joy into the home. The aroma is said to be a gateway to new emotions, and can be a boost to your self-confidence as well.
Jasmine has long been used as an aphrodisiac, to revitalize and awaken sexual feelings. Many studies show the smell of Jasmine is an erotic experience for men and women alike. Because of its deeply soothing and calming nature, jasmine oil helps with sexual problems such as impotence, premature ejaculation and sexual unresponsiveness. Commonly referred to as the Queen of the Night, this flower is perfect for midnight lovers around the world.
Jasmine on the body
Jasmine flowers are powerful and can affect you skin-deep, literally! Many studies show that the mere smell of Jasmine can actually accelerate metabolism and improve blood circulation. For those who enjoy a good workout, the soothing properties of the Jasmine fragrance can help the heart rate and blood pressure resume a normal pace after a tough workout. Jasmine is a very popular ingredient in many of the worlds top fragrances and cosmetics – not only for its scent, but also for its healing properties. Jasmine oils are highly sought for its effectiveness in erasing stretch marks. Jasmine oils are also very helpful for people with dry skin or scarring. It is especially great for those with dry and itchy scalps
The aroma of Jasmine alone can do things seemingly deemed impossible for a flower. However, this multipurpose flower can create a very uplifting feeling within the home. Jasmine flowers are an all-around natural remedy, which can affect the mind, body and soul. The flower is not only beautiful to look at and pleasing to the senses, it also has powerful healing agents. The addition of this blissful bloom into your own home is guaranteed to have you feeling the love in more ways than one.