Jasmine

What other names is Jasmine known by?

Catalonina Jasmine, Common Jasmine, Italian Jasmine, Jasmin, Jasmin Blanc, Jasmin Commun, Jasmin d'Espagne, Jasmin à Grandes Fleurs, Jasmin Officinal, Jasmin Royal, Jasminum grandiflorum, Jasminum officinale, Jati, Jazmín, Jazmín Silvestre, Poet's Jessamine, Royal Jasmine, Spanish Jasmine.

What is Jasmine?

Jasmine is a plant. The flower is used to make medicine.

Jasmine has been used for liver disease (hepatitis), liver pain due to cirrhosis, and abdominal pain due to severe diarrhea (dysentery). It is also used to cause relaxation (as a sedative), to heighten sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac), and in cancer treatment.

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.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Mental alertness. There is conflicting evidence about the effects of jasmine on mental alertness. Some early research suggests that inhaling fragrance from a small amount of jasmine absolute ether improves mental alertness. However, inhaling a larger amount of fragrance from jasmine absolute ether seems to have a relaxing effect. Other research suggests that jasmine odor does not affect concentration.
  • Liver problems such as hepatitis and cirrhosis.
  • Stomach pain due to severe diarrhea (dysentery).
  • Increasing sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac).
  • Cancer treatment.
  • To cause relaxation (as a sedative).
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of jasmine for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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