"The health benefits of jasmine essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, expectorant, sedative, cicatrizant, galactagogue, emmenagogue, parturient and a uterine substance"
OK... so what does all that mean? I know the first six, but I'll just find out about the rest!
- cicatrizant - a product that promotes healing through the formation of scar tissue. It derives its name from the word cicatrix, which means "scar"
- galactagogue - a substance that promotes lactation in humans and other animals
- emmenagogue - are herbs which stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus; encourages menstrual flow.
- parturient - aids in easy delivery in childbirth
Jasmine has a strong yet sweet, pleasing, and romantic fragrance, which is very common in flowers that are nocturnal blooming with its unmistakable and alluring fragrance.
It is also a very good antiseptic and disinfectant. Its constituents like benzaldehyde, benzoic acid, and benzyl benzoate have very effective germicidal, bactericidal, fungicidal, and antiviral properties. When externally applied to wounds, it prevents them from becoming septic and effectively eliminates potential infections from tetanus.
The aroma of jasmine essential oil has an uplifting effect on the mind and it actively fights depression. The aromatic effect of jasmine oil stimulates the release of certain hormones in the body, including serotonin, which results in the boost of energy and the uplifted mood.
The expectorant property of Jasmine Essential Oil can help provide relief from a cough by helping clear out the accumulation of phlegm in the respiratory tracts. It also aids snoring by clearing the congestion from nasal and respiratory tracts. It can also have internal applications, and when inhaled, it is known to reduce infections in the respiratory system and can relieve colds and coughs.
Jasmine oil has long been associated with skin care, particularly in terms of treating dry, brittle, or dehydrated skin. However, it can cause an allergic reaction, or irritation. That being said, it is still frequently used for the treatment of eczema and dermatitis.
Scar marks and after spots left by boils, acne, or other wounds can be helped to fade with Jasmine oil. It can also help eliminate stretch marks that often happen in pregnant mothers.
It's an ideal tool for inducing long, restful, and undisturbed sleep. Its behaviour as an expectorant, sedative, and antispasmodic combine to help you indulge in a peaceful good night’s sleep.
Jasmine essential oil is very good for treating and relaxing spasms. It also alleviates intestinal cramps and pains resulting from spasms in other parts of the body.
This oil enhances your libido and feelings of sexual desire. It also helps alleviate problems such as premature ejaculation, frigidity, impotence, and other sexual disorders.
Jasmine oil regulates period cycles, and makes the periods clear and less painful, while also helping to push back menopause. It also provides relief from other problems associated with menses such as fatigue, annoyance, nausea, and mood swings.
The essential oil of jasmine facilitates and eases parturition and reduces labour pains. For many women who choose to use jasmine essential oil, they find that the recovery process is less painful and the post-natal period is also shorter. Furthermore, it can strengthen contractions and shorten the time it takes to deliver a baby. At that point, many women suffer from post-partum depression, but jasmine essential oil also helps combat that condition too. This oil is good for uterine health because it tones the uterus and promotes the secretion of certain hormones which ensure good health and proper functioning of the organ. It also helps protect the uterus from tumours, particularly after menopause, by restricting the flow of oestrogen.
Jasmine essential oil increases milk secretion from the breasts and is therefore very good for lactating mothers and their new babies. This property also helps protect from breast tumours and cancer.
It can also be used to assist people from narcotics and other addictions.
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