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Jasmine flower (Jasminium grandiflorum)

jasmine

Jasmine

jasminum

jasminum officinale

Jasmine is the common flower in our garden. Due to the excellent Aroma, it is known as “Queen of Perfume.” Jasmine flowers has medicinal value which helps to  balance emotional disturbance and to alleviate anxiety. Jasmine is also Considered to be a very sattvic flower, it opens the heart chakra and bestows a feeling of love upon the lucky imbiber.

Common name Jasmine (English) Sanskrit Jatı  Latin Jasminium grandiflorum/officinale–Flos (Oleaceae family)

 ENERGETICS

  • Rasa (taste) Bitter, astringent
  • Vırya (energy) Cooling
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effect) Pungent
  • Guna (quality) Light, dry
  • Dosa effect KPV−, can increase V in excess
  • Dhatu (tissue) Plasma, blood, bone, nerve, reproductive
  • Srotas (channel) Nervous, reproductive, circulatory

CONSTITUENTS

  • linalol, merol, methyl anthranilate, ketone, phenol, linalyl acetate, benzyl, terpineol, farnesol.

AYURVEDIC ACTION

  • Vajıkarana Reproductive
  • Stambhana Stops bleeding
  • Raktasodhana Purifies the blood

BIOMEDICAL ACTION

Anthelmintic, deobstruent, diuretic, Emmenagogue, Astringent, Antidepressants, aphrodisiac, Aromatic, Neurasthenia, Stimulant.

INDICATIONS

Nerves

Jasmine balance the nervous system. Excellent remedy for stress, burn out, insomnia and depression. Jasmine is also best for pitta or kapha depression as it shows cooling and soothing effects.

Gynaecology

Jasmine shows the uterine tonic properties also. It has afffinity to rakta dhatu moving to uterus. It is beneficial for menstrual cycle as it is bitter and astringent taste it nourishes shukra dhatu and aphrodisiac property.

Liver

Jasmine is cooling, antibilious nature which helps to maitain ranjaka pitta and good remedy against hepatitis, cirrhosis.

Blood

Jasmine shows anti inflammatory reactions in high pitta kapha imbalance through cooling effect of rakta dhatu and bhrajaka pitta.

External

Cold infusion of jasmine can be used to wash the eyes for releiving burning and irritation. Jasmine oil is also good for ears and hearing.

COMBINATIONS

* Brahmi, gotu kola, ashwagandha and tagarah for stress, exhaustion, ME.

* Shatavari, mustaka, rose, manjishta in menstrual pain and excessive bleeding.

* Turmeric, myrrh and safflower for clots, endometriosis and pain.

* Kutki, bhumiamalaki in hepatic disorders with high pitta.

  •  guduchi this is also a good combination for ‘cleaning’ the blood of high pitta.

DOSAGE

5–30g dried flowers per day as an infused tea or 5–10ml per day

 PARTS USED

Flowers

About the author

Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari

An experienced Ayurveda Doctor, Panchakarma Specialist, Holistic Healer, Psychological Counselor, Yoga teacher, Health article writer from the land of Ayurveda i.e Nepal.

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