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Jasmine (Jasminum officinale)

Jasmine, Jasminum, Jasmine which is from the Persian yasmin is a genus of shrubs and vines in the olive family (Oleaceae), with about 200 species, native to tropical and warm temperate regions of the Old World. Most species grow as climbers on other plants or are trained in gardens on chicken wire, trellis gates or fences, or made to scramble through shrubs of open texture.

Jasminum officinale, known as the common jasmine or simply jasmine, is a species of flowering plant in the olive family Oleaceae. It is native to the Caucasus, northern Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Himalayas, Tajikistan, India, Nepal and western China.

The essential oil of Jasminum officinale is used in aromatherapy. Jasmine absolute is known as the 'King of Oils', and its heavy, sweet scent is loved by most people. The flowers release their perfume at dusk, so flowers are picked at night and a tiny amount of oil is obtained by solvent extraction. The result is a very expensive oil, but it can be used in low concentrations so it is not that uneconomic to use it in products. The aroma of jasmine is described as calming and soothing without being soporific.

As an herbal medicine, it is used in dermatology as either an antiseptic or anti-inflammatory agent. Jasmine flowers are a gentle remedy for inflammation. They reduce both physical irritation and sensitivity to pain. Jasmine teas have been known to act as a gentle sedative. Jasmine tea is consumed in China, where it is called jasmine-flower tea. Ayurvedic medicine has utilized jasmine for the reduction of breast milk and milk production in general.

Jasmine has a long history in perfumery including Cleopatra and Louis XVI. It has also been used for headaches and skin problems. It is well respected for its aphrodisiac properties. It is a sensual, soothing, calming oil that promotes love and peace.

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