Jasminum Officinale

 

Properties: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, analgesic, antispasmodic, tonic and expectorant. Also a powerful natural antidepressant and can produce feelings of optimism and euphoria.

Usage What it’s good for
In a vaporiser or added to bathwater Easing catarrh, coughs and sore throats and relieving menstrual problems, uterine disorders, muscular spasms and sprains. Also lifts apathy, restores confidence, reduces stress and is an aphrodisiac.
Diluted and applied to skin Dry, irritated, sensitive or inflamed skin.

Caution: may cause skin irritation and gives some people a headache. Should also be avoided during pregnancy.

NB: because pure jasmine oil (jasmine absolute) is very expensive, many over-the-counter jasmine oils are adulterated and diluted with carrier oils. For the pure oil, it’s best to order direct from an essential oil supplier.