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Jasmine is a flowering plant and many people like the lovely fragrance of its flowers. These flowers are used to prepare many Ayurvedic medicines. Along with this, many beauty products like oil, perfume, soap and face packs are made from it as well. Jasmine can be used to cure health problems like liver disease, abdominal pain, stroke, cancer and certain sexual problems. Jasmine is also used in the kitchen to increase the flavour of food, in desserts or pudding, and more.

Additionally, you can improve your mood with jasmine oil. This improves blood circulation in the body, which helps us release stress. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of jasmine.

  1. Health benefits of jasmine
  2. How to use jasmine
  3. Side effects of jasmine
Doctors for Health benefits, side effects and how to use Jasmine

Jasmine has many health benefits, including aiding digestion, curing insomnia, managing depression and anxiety, improving hair health and healing wounds. Read below to find out more about these benefits of jasmine:

Keep the digestive system healthy

Jasmine can be used to relieve digestive problems. Antioxidants are abundant in jasmine, which is very important for the body. The function of the intestines can be improved with the help of antioxidants. Also, they are considered good for the gastrointestinal enzymes. The use of jasmine increases the growth of good bacteria in the intestines and destroys harmful bacteria. Jasmine has antispasmodic properties, which can help in reducing indigestion, abdominal cramps and bloating.

(Read more: Home remedies for indigestion)

Cure insomnia

Mental stress can be reduced by using jasmine in various ways. It calms the stressed nervous system and stabilizes the mind. It contains adaptogenic substances, which relax the nervous system. Its use promotes sleep and helps you control irregular sleep patterns, like in insomnia.

According to a study published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, the aroma of jasmine helps us improve autonomic nerve activity and mood.

(Read more: Home remedies for stress)

Manage depression and anxiety

Depression and anxiety can be overcome to a certain extent by using jasmine. The fragrance of jasmine helps improve your mood. This oil is often used in aromatherapy. With this, blood circulation problems, difficulty in breathing and blood pressure issues can be alleviated.

Beneficial for hair

You can use jasmine to solve hair problems as it has natural conditioning properties. To use it for your hair, boil 20 to 30 jasmine flowers in water and then let it cool down. When you shampoo, wash your hair with this water. If you have curly hair, you can use jasmine oil differently. For this, mix argan oil in a few drops of jasmine oil to see the benefits.

(Read more: Home remedies for thicker hair)

Aids in wound healing

Jasmine has natural wound healing abilities as it contains antiseptic compounds like benzyl benzoate, benzoic acid and benzaldehyde. These work to heal small wounds and cuts quickly. Apart from this, if you have a respiratory infection, then you can smell this oil. It can cure colds and the flu.

Other benefits of jasmine

  • Some other benefits of jasmine are: 
  • Protects against cancer
  • Can provide relief from the problems of liver disease (hepatitis)
  • Provides relief from abdominal pain due to diarrhea
  • Can reduce skin problems
  • Provides relief from muscle pain
  • Helpful in reducing weight
  • Can provide relief from period pain
  • Helpful in controlling diabetes

You can use jasmine in the following ways: 

Make tea with jasmine flowers

Tea made from jasmine flowers can prove to be beneficial for you. To make 1 cup of jasmine tea, take 1 tsp of jasmine flowers and mix it with half a teaspoon of green tea. Boil this mixture in 1 cup of water. Your tea is ready.

Jasmine oil and Flowers

You can use jasmine oil in many ways. For example, you can add a few drops of jasmine oil to the water in a bath or use vaporized oil as a burner. Apart from this, jasmine oil can also be used for a massage.

You can use jasmine flowers and oils in many other ways. For example, in food, in an air diffuser, in a massage, etc. But keep in mind that some people are allergic to jasmine flowers. So if you have allergies, then it’s best to stay away from jasmine. If you experience any kind of problem due to the use of jasmine, then contact the doctor immediately.

(Read more: Skin allergy treatment)

Generally, consuming jasmine tea does not cause any harm. However, it does contain some amount of caffeine, which can cause problems in some people. Consuming too much caffeine can lead to or trigger problems like anxiety, restlessness, stomach problems and nervousness.

The use of jasmine oil has not been noted to cause any harm to health. But if you are pregnant or lactating, then use it only on the advice of a doctor. Keep in mind that essential oils are not used in food. If you want to use jasmine oil on the skin, then consult a doctor first.

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