Botanical Name: Jasminum grandiflorum
- Relieves mild depression and anxiety
- Uterine tonic for PMS symptoms
Historical and Traditional Uses
Historically used to relieve depression and stress, it is stimulating and disperses lethargy and apathy. It has a positive effect on uterine problems – relieves spasms of the uterus and delayed and painful menstruation.
One of the most effective in childbirth (when used in massage oil and rubbed into the abdomen and lower back)to relieve pain, strengthen contractions and help with the expulsion of the placenta aiding post-natal recovery.
In India Jasmine symbolises divine hope and the sweetness of women. Creates optimism, releases inhibitions, liberates the imagination and develops exhilarating playfulness. Was traditionally used for depression, which results from repression and unconscious restraint. Believed to have the power to transcend physical love and fully release sexual energy. Jasmine reduces fear and boosts confidence.
Suggested Ways to Use
- Add to massage oil and apply directly to the area for childbirth and menstrual problems
- Bath and add to skin care
- Direct Inhalation- diffuser, steam inhalation
Aroma: Intensely floral, oriental, warm, rich and highly diffusive
Method of extraction: Enfleurage