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Benefits of Jasmine Flowers: Oil | History | Symbolism | Origin | Production

Updated on September 18, 2010
Jasmine Oil Massage
Jasmine Oil Massage
Jasmine flowers induce passion
Jasmine flowers induce passion

The scientific name of jasmine is Jasminum officinale. It is called as chameli in Hindi language. Delicate jasmine flowers are shaped like stars and have a floral-fruity fragrance which is so exotic that it fills the air around it with passion and love. If the rose is considered as the “Queen of Flowers”, jasmine is considered as the “King of Flowers”. Jasmine belongs to the Oleaceae or olive family of shrubs, plants, trees, and vines. Oleaceae family has approximately 500 species of shrubs and plants and jasmine is one among them. Jasmine is a climbing shrub that reaches about 6 meters in height. Climbing shrubs means that a shrub will scramble on walls or climb on fences, bankings, tress, etc. Jasmine flowers are usually white in color and are shaped like a star, although some species are yellow and have an intense aroma that is sweet and refreshing. Jasmine flowers gather in small clusters. There are over 200 species of jasmine, but the essential oil of jasmine is extracted only from two varieties, namely Jasminum grandiflorum and Jasminun officinalis as mentioned above. According to botanical history and symbolism, jasmine flowers were first introduced by Arabs who used to call them “Yasmyn” flowers; therefore, Yasmyn is the word from where jasmine’s latest name comes from. Ancient people have attributed a lot of aphrodisiac effects with jasmine flowers. Among the Chinese culture, jasmine is famous for its green tea which is one of their favorite drinks. In India, jasmine flowers are famous for their essential oil which is extracted by placing these flowers amid warm sesame seeds and shelled to acquire the smell of jasmine. This aromatic smell of jasmine is loved by millions of men and women of all ages around the world. For fashion and beauty purposes, jasmine oil is also used as an additional ingredient in body and face skin products. Jasmine flowers are abundantly used in India to extract aromatic oils. Jasmine is also used here for ceremonial purposes. Jasmine is also a widely used ingredient in perfume and cologne.

Beautiful jasmine flowers, white and star shaped
Beautiful jasmine flowers, white and star shaped
Single Jasmine Flower - Beautiful, rare, and unique
Single Jasmine Flower - Beautiful, rare, and unique

Origin and Production of Jasmine flowers

  • Jasmine flowers are native to India, China, and Iran.


  • Nowadays, jasmine is cultivated in various countries around the world but Egypt and India are the largest producers of jasmine.


  • Other producers of jasmine are Italy, France, and Morocco.


Jasmine flower oil benefits
Jasmine flower oil benefits
Jasmine oil massage.
Jasmine oil massage.

Benefits of Jasmine flowers and their oil

Aromatherapy oil made up of jasmine flowers works like an antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic on the human body. Jasmine flowers are natural aphrodisiacs. Jasmine essential oil is a natural galactagogue which also aids in childbirth. Jasmine oil is also sedative and tonic. Aroma of jasmine flowers is warm, sensual, reassuring, and inspires a love of life when everything seems boring and there is no fun in life. Emotionally, jasmine flower oil reduces stress and depression. It calms the nerves and stimulates sensuality. Jasmine flower oil helps overcome anxiety and lack of confidence. Jasmine flower oil instills optimism, indifference and combat postpartum depression. As an aphrodisiac, jasmine helps combat erectile dysfunction. Perfume made up of natural jasmine flowers promotes a sensual environment that is suitable for passion.  On the physical level, jasmine relieves pain and muscle spasms. Jasmine fights infections, reduces inflammation, and removes excess mucus from the glands. As mentioned above, jasmine flower oil facilitates delivery and works like an analgesic in childbirth. As a galactagogue, jasmine oil stimulates flow of milk at the time of lactation. Jasmine oil softens and soothes the skin. Jasmine oil used in skin creams helps combat wrinkles and dry and sensitive skin, inflamed skin, and oily skin and scalp. Jasmine oil stops the growth of bacteria and regulates oily secretions of skin. Jasmine flower oil is good for organs of males as it strengthens them and is also helpful with prostate problems.

Jasmine essential oil massage helps in treatment of erectile dysfunction
Jasmine essential oil massage helps in treatment of erectile dysfunction

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      abhey sharma 

      6 years ago

      it is very fellow words on that topic

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      Jasmine 

      6 years ago

      It's fortunately my real name and I love it,because it gives some form of impression about me.i really love this plant and I plan on using it to heal the sick as part of my career

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      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I am glad that I shared something different and you were able to learn it easily. Thanks a lot Cheeky Girl.

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      Cassandra Mantis 

      8 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Wow! Great hub, I learned something new and good today! Cheers! : )

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      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot vox vocis for your visit and comment on jasmine.

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      Jasmine 

      8 years ago

      Great hub soni2006. I like jasmine and I´m very happy to have learnt so much about it in your hub!

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      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much kowality and Veronica for your comments.

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      Veronica Allen 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      I love jasmine, it comes as no surprise that it is so versatile. Thanks for another informative hub.

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      kowality 

      8 years ago from Everywhere

      That's why I like Jasmin Tea so much. Go figure. Great hub as usual soni. Thanks..

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      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot Jayne Lancer and psychicdog.net for your comments on this hub on Jasmine flower oil and its benefits. Yeah you are right psychic, the guy in the last pic is suffering from erectile dysfunction and he has not used jasmine essential oil which is a natural aphrodisiac.

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      psychicdog.net 

      8 years ago

      Fascinating hub Sonni. Looks like the guy in the last photo forgot to use jasmine!

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      Jayne Lancer 

      8 years ago from West London, UK

      Jasmine is one of my favourite plants. Its the scent. I often buy them, but they never seem to last long, unfortunately.

      I never realised they are so versatile.

      Great Hub; I've just learnt an awful lot. Thank you.

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