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4 Health Benefits of Jasmine Flowers [Infographic]

Jasmine Flower
The aromatic jasmine flower has been a part of traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Today, scientists believe that it helps boost immunity, fights against disease and cancer, relieves stress and tension, and may support weight loss. Adding dried jasmine flowers to tea creates a very rich and pleasant floral fragrance and a healthy concoction.
Jasmine Flower Infographic
What is jasmine?
The fragrant jasmine flower is native to the Himalayas. It is considered sacred throughout the region, especially in India where it is the sacred flower of Kama, the god of love. In medicine, jasmine has been used for pain from chronic liver damage, abdominal pain due to intestinal infections, and have been used as a sedative. In Ayurvedic medicine, jasmine was used as an aphrodisiac, and to increase immunity and fight fever. In traditional Chinese medicine, the flowers were brewed as an herbal and remedial tea. Jasmine tea, which is scented with aroma from jasmine blossoms, rose to popularity during the Ming dynasty in China (1368-1644) and is one of the most popular scented teas in the world today.
Botanical name: Jasminum officinale
Other names: Common jasmine, yasmine
Description: A perennial plant with fragrant, white flowers and shining leaves
Habitat: Native to the Himalayas and is now commonly cultivated as a garden plant
Properties*: Anti-cancer, anti-anxiety, carminative
The health benefits of jasmine flowers according to research
1. Immunity and Overall Health
In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, jasmine flowers have been used to boost immunity and to fight fever. Modern research findings so far support its traditional uses. In preliminary studies, jasmine was found to exhibit significant anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity.
According to the academic journal Oncogene, methyl jasmonate, a compound derived from jasmine flowers, demonstrates selective anticarcinogenic (anti-cancer) activity. In 2008, researchers found that jasmonate has an effect against blood cancers and solid tumors. There is significant scientific interest in this subject with ongoing research being conducted by various groups around the world.
2. Sleep Support
According to a study published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology in 2015, researchers have found that jasmine has a gentle sedative effect and its fragrance results in a calmer mood and decreased heart rate.
3. Stress & Mood Support
Jasmine flowers make a calming and sedative infusion which may help to relieve stress and tension. Early research suggests that the aroma of jasmine flowers has a relaxing effect and may be beneficial for stress-induced high blood pressure and depression.
4. Weight Loss and Metabolism Support
According to a study published in 2015 in the International Journal of Advances in Pharmacy, Biology and Chemistry, jasmine flowers extract could potentially be a therapeutic alternative in the treatment of obesity. In animal studies, ethanol extract from jasmine flowers were shown to inhibit the onset of obesity by inhibiting certain enzymes that digest fat.


* These are some of the pharmacological actions that have been observed or are under study in various evidence-based research studies. Herb may have other properties not listed here.
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The information has been sourced and extracted from scientific papers, academic journals, research abstracts, and other sources. While Purify Tea makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this website, Purify Tea does not endorse, approve, or certify such information, nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficiency, timeliness, or correct sequencing of such information. Use of such information is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, efficiency, and timeliness. While many traditional or folkloric remedies have a long history of use, modern research has only begun to investigate and substantiate their effectiveness. Research is still ongoing in many areas therefore conclusions are subject to change.


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