The original roots of jasmine can be found in the north of India. It only arrived to Europe via Spain in the middle ages. The extraction of the essential jasmine oil is very expensive since the blooms must be harvested before sunrise to gain the highest possible content of essential oil from the flower. The harvest workers begin harvesting late in the evening. The recovered essential oil is very expensive because it needs 1000kg of flowers for producing 1 liter of jasmine oil.
Jasmine Oil as a remedy
Jasmine oil contains significantly more esters than other flavor oils. Therefore, it can be applied very widely in the treatment against a variety of diseases symptoms. Due to its anticonvulsant effect, jasmine oil has been used since the turn of the century for abdominal cramps and menstrual cramps. The anti-fungicidal function of the oil can heal athlete’s foot after repeated and undiluted application. The antiseptic effect of Jasmine oil kills pathogens and germs.
Application in aromatherapy
The sweet, flowery and exotic scent of jasmine oil has a calming effect on the nervous system and has a mood-enhancing effect.
Using Jasmine in the aroma lamp or in the diffuser eases fears, whereby the oil has an energizing and aphrodisiac effect and this gives way to indifference and optimism.
Jasmine oil for skin care
Jasmine oil is suitable for use in many skincare products because of its gentle nature. It is also suitable for the sensitive skin. The high proportion of anthranilate leads to an antibacterial effect and thereby ensures a rapid healing of pimples, blackheads, acne and other inflammatory skin diseases. In addition, it contributes to skin rejuvenation through increased circulation, better nutrition, more frequent cell division and reduction of wrinkles.
Jasmine oil for hair care
For a long time, jasmine oil has been used for hair care. Jasmine oil contains methyl jasmonate, which is incorporated into the hair cells with regular use. As a result, it is repairing the small micro-cracks in the hair, strengthening the hair roots, and giving the hair silky shine and a strengthened and healthy look.
Application and effect
From the flowers of the genuine jasmine, scented oils are obtained, which are used in the production of perfume and in aromatherapy.
Jasmine Oil in Aromatherapy
Used in aromatherapy, jasmine oil is used to relieve stress, anxiety, fatigue and depression. Jasmine oil is also said to have a beneficial effect in the treatment of infectious diseases associated with headache. This results in the area of application for influenza infections.
Jasmine Oil in Perfumery
In perfumery, it develops a floral scent
Jasmine oil has an extremely aphrodisiac effect
Because of its characteristic fragrance, jasmine oil is used as an additive to conventional oils in manual therapy.
Jasmine oil has a special composition of ingredients and active ingredients. Methyl anthranilate is the substance that is used for the production of flower scents and is also responsible for the anti-fungicidal, anti-bacterial and antiseptic function. Indole is also an important ingredient responsible for the hormone production of serotonin and melatonin, which can’t be produced by the organism itself. The following ingredients are also contained in the jasmine oil:
Monoterpenols, phenyl esters, benzyl acetate, esters, squalene, benzyl benzoate, isophytol, phytol and linalool.