The original roots of jasmine are found in the north of India and arrived in Europe via Spain in the Middle Ages.
The extraction of the essential jasmine oil is very labor intensive, because the blossoms must be harvested before sunrise to gain the highest possible level of essential oil from the flower.
The workers begin harvesting late in the evening. The recovered essential oil is very expensive, because for 1 liter of jasmine oil, 1000 kg of flowers must be harvested.
Application in naturopathy
Jasmine oil contains significantly more esters than other flavor oils. Therefore, it can be used widely in the treatment against a variety of disease 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 causes foot fungal infections to heal after repeated, undiluted application. Its antiseptic effect kills pathogens and germs.
Application in aromatherapy
The sweet, flowery, exotic scent of jasmine oil has a calming effect on the nervous system and a mood-enhancing effect.
The use of jasmine in the aroma lamp or in the diffuser eases fears, whereby the oil has an energizing and aphrodisiac effect.
This opens a way to indifference and optimism.
Application for skin care
Jasmine oil is suitable for use in many skincare products because of its gentle nature and suitable for 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 associated reduction of wrinkles.
Application for hair care
Since a long time, jasmine oil has been used for hair care. Jasmine oil contains methyl jasmonate, which is incorporated into the hair structure with regular use. This will repair small micro-cracks in the hair and strengthen the hair roots. The hair gets a silky shine and a strengthened, healthy look. Using just a few drops into the shampoo or hair care products will be enough.