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Jasmine / Jasminum officinale

Jasmine: Details, Properties, Effects





officinale / grandiflorum

Folk / Common Names:

Jessamin , Moonlight on the Grove


Alterative, antibacterial, Aphrodisiac, Emmenagogue, Hemostatic, Nervine, Refrigerant

Part(s) Used:



Essential Oils including:Benzyl acetate: Imparts a sweet, fruity scent. Linalool: Contributes to the floral aroma and has relaxing properties. Benzyl alcohol: Adds a sweet, floral note. Methyl anthranilate: Contributes to the sweet, fruity scent. Jasmone: Imparts a jasmine-like aroma and is often considered the primary contributor to the characteristic fragrance. Linalyl acetate . Indole alkoloids, Phenolic Compounds, Caffeic Acid Derivatives, Triterpenoids - oleanolic acid and betulinic acid, Glycosides, Coumarins, Carotenoids.


Used for emotional disturbances, headache, fever, depression, frigidity, conjunctivitis, dermatitis, burning urethra, bleeding disorders, bacterial or viral infections, cancer of the lymph nodes, bone cancer, Hodgkins disease. It is very useful for hot flushes in menopause and for night sweats. In ayurvedic medicine it is used to cleanse the uterus and increase love and compassion. It is very cooling so can be used for heat stroke and sunstroke.It also cools the blood .

Majikal Uses:

Used in love mixtures, they attract spiritual love. Also carried, burned or worn to attract money and wealth. Burned in the bedroom to induce prophetic dreams.


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