Jasmine is used in Ayurveda for numerous centuries in the treatment of labor pain, wounds, skin infections, depression, insomnia and reproductive problems. It has many health benefits of jasmine essential oil such as being anti-spasmodic, antiseptic and a good expectorant as well. This oil has proved its effectiveness in combating depression and it possesses antiseptic, antispasmodic and therapeutic properties.
In the traditional Ayurvedic medicine, the decoction extracted from the leaves of jasmine plant is used in treating toothache, poisonous insect stings and venomous snake bites. The cold infusion of the flower buds is used as a natural eye wash for relieving irritation and burning sensation in the eyes. Jasmine has been used in the Traditional Chinese Medicine as an effective aphrodisiac and as a natural aid for treating depression and promoting relaxation.
The aroma of jasmine essential oil has a pleasing and uplifting effect on the mind and actively fights depression. This makes a person feel happy and potentially awakens romantic and poetic feelings. It can help shift a bad mood, can boost confidence and even act as an anti-depressant.
Jasmine is a skin-friendly essential oil that aids in healing wounds, moistening dry skin, clearing skin impurities, help diminishing scars, reducing acne, treating eczema, dermatitis and encouraging healthy scalp.
It is also beneficial for skin which is dry, greasy or sensitive. Because it helps elasticity of the skin, it is used to reduce stretch marks or any other scarring of the skin. Jasmine oil is often found as a primary ingredient in creams and lotions used for sensitive skin and to treat scars.
Jasmine essential oil can also be blended with massage oils to reduce stiffness or pain in muscles, caused by sprains or stress. Jasmine essential oil when blended in massage oils reduces stiffness and pain. It can be mixed with bath oils for a heady aromatic experience to relax muscles and ease pain. When applied to the skin, users will quickly notice a reduction in muscle pain and tension; jasmine oil can be used to reduce the pain associated with muscle stiffness, sprains, and other physical aches.
When used in massage therapy, this oil is highly beneficial for women. It helps in toughening the uterine walls which in turn reduces any chance of a tumor even after menopause. Jasmine essential oil maintains a steady hormonal balance in your body making your periods a little less troublesome.
A combination of jasmine essential oil’s properties make it an ideal tool for inducing long, restful, and undisturbed sleep.
Its behavior as an expectorant, sedative, and antispasmodic combine to create the best situation for falling asleep and staying asleep for the entire night. By reducing signs of insomnia and sleeplessness, you can go back to your old self again, well-rested, kind, patient, and productive at work and in your personal life.
The expectorant property of jasmine essential oil can help you have a better and sound-less sleep even when you are suffering from cough and cold. It gives relief from cough by helping clear the accumulation of phlegm in the respiratory tracts as well as from snoring by clearing congestion of nasal and respiratory tracts. So you don’t need to keep awake and cough endlessly at night, nor do you have to snore.
Jasmine essential oil is all natural, and it is known to be non-toxic, non-sensitising, and non-irritating; however, some people with specific allergies or health issues may experience rare reactions. Jasmine essential oil has strong sedative properties and hence, heavy consumption should be avoided. Pregnant women are also warned to avoid usage of jasmine essential oil. Avoid jasmine oil if you are allergic to jasmine.