Jasmine

Jasminum officinale

An ancient favourite of the Arabs, Indians and Chinese, jasmine had a wide variety of uses including perfuming in the body, scenting rooms and flavouring herbal teas. It was introduced from Persia to Europe in the sixteenth century.

Therapeutic effects: Jasmine is a mood enhancer, lifting anxiety and depression. An aphrodisiac, it has a reputation for the treatment of both frigidity and impotence. It will also relieve menstrual cramps and is soothing to inflamed or irritated skin.

Uses: Inhalation, bathing and massage will all exploit its warming and relaxing qualities. Also makes delightful uplifting perfume or room fragrance.

Other popular ways apart from the above include, diffusers, on your pillow at night, meditation, car air fresheners and in steam / saunas.