Introduction of Jasmine:Common jasmine or Royal jasmine.

Popular Herbs. ✵The article gives records of the herb Jasmine, its English name, Latin name, common names, property and flavor, its botanical source one plant species, ①.Jasminum grandiflorum L., with a detailed introduction to the botanical features of this plant species, the growth characteristics, and ecological environment of this plant species, the features of the herb Jasmine, its pharmacological actions, medicinal efficacy, and administration guide.

Jasmine(Common jasmine).

white flowers of Jasminum grandiflorum English Name: Jasmine.
 Latin Name: Jasminum grandiflorum L. sometimes referred to as Jasminum officinale L.var.grandiflorumn Bailey, and other Jasminum species, such as Jaminum sambac.
 Other Names: Catalonian jasmine, Common jasmine, Italian jasmine, Royal jasmine, Poet's Jasmine, etc.
 Property and flavor: The flowers are very fragrant, plain in nature, tastes slight bitter.

 Brief introduction: Jasminum species are native to China, Western Asia, and South Asia and are now extensively cultivated in Mediterranean countries and other parts of the world as garden plants. The flowers and the oil are used medicinally.

 Botanical source: Common herbal classics defined the herb Jasmine as the flowers and oil of the species (1). Jasminum grandiflorum L. It is a plant species of the Jasminum genus, the Oleaceae family (olive family). The flowers and essential oil are used medicinally. This commonly used species is introduced:

(1).Jasminum grandiflorum L.

 flowering plants of Jasminum grandiflorum with small white flowers grow in sunny field Botanical description: Jasminum grandiflorum is a procumbent or climbing shrub, it grows up to 1~4 meters high. Branchlets are cylindrical, ribbed, or grooved. Leaves are opposite, pinnately parted or with 5~9 leaflets, 3~8 cm long and 3~6 cm wide; Leaves often have narrow wings, the petiole is 0.5~4 cm long; The leaf blade is oval or long oval, and the terminal leaf blade is often narrow rhombus, 0.7~3.8 cm long and 0.5~1.5 cm wide. The apex is tapered, acuminate, blunt or round, sometimes with a short tip, cuneate (wedge-shaped) base, blunt or round.

 Cymes are terminal or axillary, with 2~9 flowers; Peduncle is 0~3 cm long; Bracts are linear, 2~3 mm long; Pedicel is 0.5~2.5 cm long, and the peduncle of the flower in the middle of the inflorescence is obviously shorter than that of the surrounding flowers; Flower has fragrance; Calyx is glabrous, lobes are conically linear, 3~10 mm long; The corolla is white, saucer-shaped, with a tube length of 1.3~2.5 cm, five lobes, oblong, 1.3~2.2 cm long and 0.8~1.4 cm wide. There are 2 stamens, the fruit is a blackberry or No fruit. Its flowering period is from August to October.

 potted flowering plant of Jasminum grandiflorum with small white flowers and green leaves grow besides a wall Ecological environment: Jasminum grandiflorum grows in France, Italy, China, South Asia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Morocco, and Egypt.

 Growth characteristics: Jasminum grandiflorum prefers warm and humid natural conditions, sandy soil rich in humus is the best soil, it grows on a limestone mountain at altitudes about 1,800 meters above sea level.

 flowering plant of Jasminum grandiflorum with white flower Characters of herbs: Common jasmine flowers are the dried, fresh flowers of Jasminum officinale var.grandiflorum.

 Pharmacological actions: ①.reduce tumor; ②.reducing breast engorgement; etc.

 Studies indicate that Chinese jasmine tea may reduce the incidence of esophageal tumors in rats. Jasmine flower tea is effective in reducing breast engorgement, and milk production, and relieves pain in women who had just given birth. But there is no study that confirms any mood-altering actions in the herb.

 Medicinal efficacy: Traditionally, Jasmine was used primarily as a perfume since it was introduced into Europe in the Middle Ages (the period in European history from the collapse of Roman civilization in the 5th century CE to the period of the Renaissance). Essential oil from jasmine flowers is used to treat stress, depression, certain skin conditions, and lack of sexual desires. In aromatherapy, the oil was used to lift the spirit and produce feelings of confidence, optimism, and goodwill. The oil is also used as a massage oil, as an aphrodisiac, in perfume, in cosmetics, in skin creams and lotions to moisturize sensitive or dry skin, and as a flavor ingredient in foods and beverages. TCM works record the herb jasmine flower functions to comfort the liver and relieve depression, promoting Qi circulation to relieve pain, it is indicated for abdominal pain due to stagnation of Qi due to depression of the liver, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

 Administration of Jasmine (Common jasmine): 
Reference: Administration Guide of Jasmine (Common jasmine)
Herbal classic books and TCM Books: Jasmine is available as a tea blend or essential oil, the oil is used in appropriate amounts in vaporization and massage. The flowers may be used in an infusion according to taste. TCM works recommend the herb internally as water decoction, 5~10 grams, or as herbal tea.
 Contraindications, Precautions and Adverse Reactions: No health hazards are known in conjunction with the proper administration of designated therapeutic dosages.




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