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.