Jasmine essential oil has a sweet fragrance which makes it useful in lifting your spirits. In fact, many people believe that this essential oil can be used to instil romance feelings of romance and poetry. There are different species of jasmine from which this oil is extracted. These species include Spanish Jasmine, Arabian jasmine and Poet’s Jasmine the most commonly used species. This oil is mainly extracted from the white flowers of the jasmine plant. Jasmine was traditionally used in the Asian countries and cultures in easing issues or problems related to labour and childbirth. Nowadays, this oil is used for therapeutic purposes ranging from depression to skin treatment.
Composition and properties of jasmine Oil
This oil is rich in the following compounds tannins, terpenoids, secoiridoids, and flavonoids. Its medicinal properties are attributed to its therapeutic abilities. Its medicinal properties include uterine, sedative, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antidepressant, cicatrisant, antibacterial, and emmenagogue. The following are the main health benefits associated with jasmine essential oil.
For stress and anxiety
This oil is used for lifting the spirits of people who might be feeling sad. This oil has a wonderful aroma which is known for producing uplifting effects on the mind. Many people widely use Jasmine oil in times of grief or sadness. It is also helpful in fighting depression. Apart from raising one’s spirit, this oil is used in combating the effects of stress and anxiety.
This oil has potent sedative effects similar to the ones offered by the conventional pharmaceuticals. This has made it a safe option for relieving the symptoms associated with insomnia and anxiety. You should inhale this oil before going to sleep or whenever you are experiencing anxiety.
Cuts, wounds, and abrasions
It has powerful antiviral and antiseptic properties. It is applied to cuts and minor wounds to prevent infections. This oil has strong ability in treating infections from wounds. Additionally, it can be used in fighting respiratory infections when inhaled. Studies conducted on rats have also proven that this oil is beneficial in accelerating the formation of collagen and thus accelerate the healing process.
This oil has potent expectorant properties which are helpful in relieving coughs. This is done by clearing mucous and phlegm from your respiratory system. You can inhale this oil whenever you have a cold or when you have an annoying cough. Furthermore, this oil is used in eliminating snoring by clearing the nasal passages.
For the skin
This oil is effective in balancing the skin’s moisture in individuals suffering from a dehydrated or dry skin. The antiseptic properties possessed by this soil are also helpful in treating dermatological conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.