Jasmine Oil

Jasmine oil

What is Jasmine oil?

Jasmine Essential Oil is extracted from the flowers of Jasmine, and it has various scientific names including Jasminum grandiflora (Royal Jasmine) and Jasminum officinale (Common Jasmine). The oil is extracted mainly from the latter variety. 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, and phytol.

Precaution

Pregnant women should avoid using this oil until parturition since it is an Emmenagogue. It is highly relaxing and sedating and thus heavy doses should be avoided. Again, those who are allergic to jasmine should avoid using it, as with any essential oil made from a known allergen.

Benefits

Relieves Depression

The aroma of jasmine essential oil has a pleasing and uplifting effect on the mind and it actively fights depression.

Prevents Infections

It is also a very good antiseptic and disinfectant. Its constituents like benzaldehyde, benzoic acid, and benzyl benzoate have very effective germicidal, bactericidal, fungicidal, and antiviral properties.

Stimulates Sexual Desires

It is actually the aphrodisiac property of jasmine essential oil that makes you feel romantic or in love. This oil enhances your libido and feelings of sexual desire jasmine oil’s aroma finds the use of jasmine flowers in bridal accessories and room décor of the newlywed, especially in the Indian Subcontinent.

Fades Scar Marks

Are you worried about the scar marks and after spots left by boils, acne, or other wounds? You should definitely try jasmine essential oil.

Reduces Cough

The expectorant property of Jasmine Essential Oil can help you have an undisturbed night of sleep, even when you are suffering from a cough or cold.

Treats Insomnia

A combination of jasmine essential oil’s properties makes it an ideal tool for inducing long, restful, and undisturbed sleep.

Emmenagogue

This property is meant to give relief to those women who suffer from irregular, obstructed, or painful menses or an untimely menopause. The emmenagogue property of jasmine oil regulates period cycles, and makes the periods clear and less painful, while also helping to push back menopause.

Skin Care

Jasmine oil has long been associated with skin care, particularly in terms of treating dry, brittle, or dehydrated skin.

Facilitates Lactation

Jasmine essential oil increases milk secretion from the breasts and is therefore very good for lactating mothers and their new babies. This property also helps protect from breast tumor and cancer.

Promotes & Eases Childbirth

The essential oil of jasmine facilitates and eases parturition and reduces labor pains. This feature can be very beneficial in today’s situations when a normal delivery is a rare sight and most of the cases are handled with Caesarian sections.

Treats Spasms

Jasmine oil is very good for treating and relaxing spasms. It provides quick relief from spasmodic coughs, cramps, congestion, asthma, breathlessness, and even spasmodic cholera.

Sedative Effect

Jasmine essential oil calms down the body, mind, and soul while bringing forth positive and constructive emotions. It gives relief from anxiety, stress, annoyance, anger, and depression as well as from inflammations of all sorts.

Protects the Uterus

This oil is good for uterine health because it tones the uterus and promotes the secretion of certain hormones which ensure good health and proper functioning of the organ.

Side effects

It is not known if jasmine is safe when used as medicine. Jasmine may cause allergic reactions.