These are a series of Benefits of Jasmine Flowers for Health!
Do you know about the benefits of jasmine flowers? Jasmine is a plant that is often said to be the “sister” of the rose flower.
Jasmine flowers are also widely used in various cosmetic products for food.
So, don't think about it if you see a mixture of jasmine flowers in a product.
Jasmine flowers have powerful antimicrobial effects, according to the Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Even the health advantages offered by jasmine blossoms can support weight loss and digestive health.
What other benefits do jasmine flowers offer? Look it up!
Jasmine Flower in Processed Form
Jasmine flowers have advantages that extend beyond their use on formal occasions or their blending into the seven other types of flowers.
Jasmine flowers can also be made into a variety of cosmetic and medicinal goods with unique qualities.
1. Jaffa Tea
Green tea and jasmine leaves are typically combined to make jasmine tea.
These two ingredients can be mixed when making tea powder in the factory as well as we mix ourselves when brewing tea leaves with a few strands of jasmine flowers directly in the cup.
The benefits of jasmine flowers that are used as a mixture of tea, among others, are to ward off free radicals that can cause heart disease and some types of cancer.
This efficacy is due to the high polyphenol content in jasmine flower tea so it has antioxidant properties.
Quoted from Healthline, jasmine tea can help lose weight by speeding up metabolism.
Jasmine tea polyphenols can help protect against heart disease by preventing bad cholesterol (LDL) from oxidizing and potentially clogging the arteries.
In addition, the polyphenol content in jasmine tea can also help neutralize plaque-forming bacteria such as Streptococcus mutants, and fight bad breath.
In addition, jasmine tea contains caffeine and L-theanine, which can help a person focus more so that it can improve short-term memory, it has also been linked to a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's.
Eating jasmine tea also allows the body to avoid type two diabetes and cancer.
2. Processed into Lotion
The distinctive fragrance of jasmine flowers is often used as a mixture in various beauty products, such as soaps, lotions, and so on.
However, the benefits of jasmine flowers here are not only as a natural perfume but also to overcome skin problems, such as sunburn and prickly heat.
The use of lotions containing jasmine flowers is also believed to restore moisture and elasticity of the skin.
Jasmine flowers are also believed to reduce fine wrinkles on the face as well as make the skin look younger and healthier.
Not only that, there are benefits of jasmine flowers which are also good for beauty.
Starting from natural deodorants to prevent unpleasant body odor, to a hair conditioner because the compounds in it are able to clean and maintain the health of hair and scalp.
The most common use of jasmine flowers is in the form of aromatherapy.
Quoted from Very Well Health, inhaling jasmine oil molecules (or absorbing jasmine oil through the skin) is said to be able to send messages to the limbic system.
The Limbic is a region of the brain that is involved in controlling emotions and affecting the nervous system so that the body feels more relaxed and can rest with more quality.
Jasmine flower aromatherapy is even claimed to help relieve symptoms of depression because jasmine flowers are believed to have antidepressant properties. Still, there is not much research evidence that can convince this.
However, you can still use it. Simply dilute the jasmine flower aromatherapy using a diffuser and enjoy the aroma to get the benefits of jasmine flowers.
4. Essential Oils
Essential oils containing jasmine flowers are said to have aphrodisiac properties aka sexual arousal.
This is because jasmine oil affects emotional balance and the hormonal system.
This is why jasmine flowers are often used as part of the bridal chamber decoration on the first night.
There are several clinical trials as well that investigate the benefits of jasmine flower oil in general.
The results were mixed, with several studies showing improvements in mood, anxiety, sleep, nausea, and pain.
However, other studies report that aromatherapy does not show any symptomatic changes.
Benefits of Jasmine Flower for Health
Jasmine flowers themselves have no few benefits for health.
Of the several benefits of jasmine flowers that have been studied, some of them are:
- Relieves symptoms of hepatitis, cirrhosis, and other diseases of the liver
- Overcoming abdominal pain and severe diarrhea (dysentery)
- Preventing stroke
- Reduces excessive milk discharge
- Treats skin diseases and speeds up the healing process
- Improves mood, reduces stress, and dampens appetite
- Flavor and aroma enhancers in food and drinks.
In Indonesia, the well-known benefits of jasmine flowers are that they cure acne, flu, red eye inflammation, and swelling from insect bites.
This property comes from the content of flavonoids, saponins, tannins, indole, and benzyl alcohol in jasmine leaves which are suspected to have antibacterial activity.
However, the benefits of jasmine flowers above are only limited to preliminary research and user testimonials.
If you have related health problems, you should still see a doctor.
This is because jasmine flowers may have dangerous side effects.
Until now, there has been no way to really show how to consume jasmine flowers as a medicine.