Latin Name: Jasminum grandiflorum
Jasmine has been used as a folk remedy for skin and stomach ulcers, to help reduce lactation and increase menstruation, as an aphrodisiac, to improve mood, and as a topical antifungal (Tomar, 2018). It has shown in vitro to have antimicrobial actions, with potential against acne bacteria and the hepatitis B virus. It may also help with ulcers, as a herbicide, and in repelling insects. A few studies suggest it can improve mood and reduce pains associated with lactation; more research is needed.
ANTIMICROBIAL / ANTIBACTERIAL / ANTIVIRAL / ANTIFUNGAL
MOUTH / COLD SORE
In a small study with bowlers, inhaling jasmine aroma improved bowling score, possibly related to improved alertness, improved hand-eye coordination, reduced anxiety, and improved self-confidence. From: Hirsch, A. R., Ye, Y., Lu, Y., & Choe, M. (2007). The effects of the aroma of jasmine on bowling score. International Journal of Essential Oil Therapeutics, 1(2), 79-82. Read more: Link
CARDIAC HEALTH / HYPOTENSIVE
By: Kathy Sadowski