Family Name: Oleaceae
Botanical Name(s): Jasmianum Grandiflorum
Popular Name(s): Royal Jasmine, Spanish or Catalonian Jasmine as
well as Jati.
Parts Used: Flowers and oil are used.
Habitat: It is native to China, Japan and eastern India.
Description: Jasmine is a woody, perennial climber, which
reaches up to 15 meters in height. The stems and leaves are green and
the plant bears pinnate leaves and sweet-smelling flowers that are borne
in clusters in summer, followed by black berries. It is the J.
grandiflorum that is mostly used in herbal remedies, while the J.
officinale is mostly used in aromatherapy.
Uses: It is mostly used in Ayurvedic medicine for infections
with high fever, conjunctivitis, sunstroke, dermatitis, as well as
cancer of the bones, lymphatic nodes and breast cancer. Jasmine is used
for mouth ulcers, and the fresh juice is applied to corns. On the skin
it is used with great effect to treat dry, stressed and sensitive skins
and also helps to increase elasticity.