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seductive and healing: jasmine

Posted on May 19 2016

 

The jasmine flower is one of the most beloved and fragrant flowers found throughout South Asia.  The small, white or yellow flowers are surrounded by vibrant green leaves. Jasmine leaves have been scientifically shown to contain anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.  The flowers emit an unmistakable scent which is both calming and sensual. 

Jasmine plays an extremely important cultural role throughout Asia.  In Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu, jasmine is cultivated in private homes and used in rituals including marriage ceremonies, religious ceremonies, and festivals.  Jasmine flowers may be found near entrances to temples and in major business areas throughout India.  Jasmine has also been used to express emotion and protest; the Tunisian revolution of 2011 was called the “Jasmine Revolution”, and jasmine flowers were used as a symbol of protest during the 2011 Chinese pro-democracy movement.  Jasmine is also the symbolic flower of Damascus, which is called “the city of jasmine”.  In Thailand, jasmine represents motherhood. 

Jasmine oil is an essential constituent of our popular Jasmine Serum.

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