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Jasmine is a small plant growing naturally and cultivated all over the world, in the temperate climate, for its flowers. The leaves are dark green in color. The flowers are white having fragrance and bloom in the rainy season. Jasminum officinale is also used as synonym Latin name for Jasmine.
Jasmine has been used for liver disease (hepatitis), pain due to liver scarring (cirrhosis), and abdominal pain due to severe diarrhea (dysentery). It is also used to prevent stroke, to cause relaxation (as a sedative), to heighten sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac), and in cancer treatment.
Jasmine is used on the skin to reduce the amount of breast milk, for skin diseases, and to speed up wound healing.
Jasmine is inhaled to improve mood, reduce stress, and reduce food cravings.
In foods, jasmine is used to flavor beverages, frozen dairy desserts, candy, baked goods, gelatins, and puddings.
In manufacturing, jasmine is used to add fragrance to creams, lotions, and perfumes.
Possible side effects include:
- When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if jasmine is safe when applied to the skin as a medicine. Jasmine might cause allergic reactions in some people.
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if jasmine is safe to use in medicinal amounts when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.
As always make sure you are using organic herbs as pesticides are toxic and always take normal doses, excessive amounts of anything is not good for you.
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For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.