evergreen vine or shrub which can grow some 10 metres
in height, with delicate, green leaves and star
shaped, sumptuously fragrant, white flowers - the
odour of which is more powerful after dark.
of my all time favourites Jasmine has a gorgeous,
luxurious smell and not many things can beat the
fragrance of these beautiful white flowers as they
waft in on a warm evening breeze...sigh.... it has
had a reputation as being an aphrodisiac for centuries
and is also a great anti-depressant!
a couple drops of essential oil to your bath when
you want to feel pampered, or add to a facial steam
to replenish dry skin and soothe irritated, sensitive
skin. You don’t need to use much oil if your using
Jasmine absolute (which is great because it is rather
is a valuable uterine tonic - useful for menstrual
pain and cramps - and is reportedly very helpful
in childbirth as a massage oil for the abdomen and
lower back in the the early stages of labour, relieving
pain and strengthening contractions. It also helps
with the expulsion of the placenta after delivery,
and post-natal recovery.
flowers make a refreshing, delicately flavoured
Jasmine oil should be avoided in regular large or
therapeutic doses during pregnancy !