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6 Benefits of Having Jasmine Plant at Home

Jasmine is a plant that comes to mind when thinking of sweet fragrances. Jasmine plants are aesthetically appealing, and their exotic scent can do wonders. It can uplift your mood, cure headaches, and even help you sleep better.

There’s more to these aromatic, tropical flowering plants than you think! Read on to learn what makes having a jasmine plant at home worth it.  

Jasmine Tea for Antioxidants 

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Jasmine tea has natural anti-inflammatory capabilities as it contains antioxidants called flavonoids. Many brain and heart health experts recommend flavonoids as they can lower the changes of blood clots, aid in lowering blood pressure, and protect cell structure. Besides, drinking jasmine tea can also enhance your mood and fill you with energy

DIY Jasmine Tea 

To make jasmine tea at home, you will need loose green or black tea of your choice and fresh jasmine flowers. 

Take a clear glass jar and add ¼ cup of loose tea. Add jasmine flowers on top to cover the tea. Then, add another layer of loose tea and repeat. Do this until the jar fills. Press the layers together and let this mixture sit for 24 hours so that the jasmine can penetrate through loose tea. 

Leave the mixture for at least a week if you want intense flavors. Then, use one tablespoon of this mix in one cup of hot water and enjoy your homemade jasmine tea! 

Healing Benefits of Jasmine 

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For ages, jasmine essential oil has been used as an antiseptic for cuts and wounds. It is primarily because jasmine oil has benzyl benzoate, benzoic acid, and benzaldehyde, which make it anti-bacterial. 

The flowers and roots of the Arabian jasmine plant are also used to treat various diseases like conjunctivitis, diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, and dermatitis, especially in Asia. Similarly, in China, the leaves of the Arabian jasmine plant are used to treat quadriplegia gall, dysentery, and bellyache.  

Jasmine for Glowing Skin 

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Jasmine oil encourages cell growth. Therefore, it effectively treats skin problems like burns, pains, wounds, eczema, and itching. In addition, the flower petals of the jasmine plant can help moisturize the skin and are used in face masks. 

DIY Jasmine Face Mask

You can make your jasmine face mask at home for healthy and glowing skin. Take a few petals of the jasmine flower and mash them using a pestle and mortar. Add a tablespoon of raw milk and gram flour to it and apply this mixture to your face. 

Jasmine Tea for Weight Loss

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Say goodbye to excess fat and boost your metabolism with jasmine tea. According to MG Internaiment, adding three mugs of jasmine tea to your diet can aid in fat burning and increase the rate of metabolism. However, jasmine tea alone will only show results if combined with a healthy diet and exercise regime. 


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Jasmine flowers are often used in essential oils, incense sticks, potpourri, and candles since their aroma can lift the mood and enhance sleep quality. In addition, the scent of jasmine has a calming and relaxing effect on the mind and is often used as an antidepressant. 

A study conducted by the American Botanical Council shows that jasmine fragrance during sleep can affect your mood, alertness, and thinking. Another study by Wheeling Jesuit University in 2002 found that sleeping in jasmine fragrance results in lower anxiety levels and better cognitive abilities. Not only this, but it also helps increase awareness levels in the afternoon. 

DIY Jasmine Scented Candle 

To make your jasmine-scented candle, take 1 cup of jasmine flowers and chop them finely. Then, add 100 ml of coconut oil and chopped jasmine flowers in a bowl. Boil the mixture on low flame for about 7 minutes. After that, strain the mixture once it cools down. 

Now, melt some used candles or candle wax on a low flame. Add the jasmine and coconut oil mixture to it as you do so. Once the wax melts completely, pour it into a container and insert the wick. Allow the wax to rest and solidify. Voila! You have your homemade jasmine-scented candle. 

Heal Respiratory Problems

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Inhaling the aroma of jasmine essential oil or flowers helps clear the congestion in the air passage and keeps snoring at bay! Before you sleep, add essential oil to hot water and inhale the steam to clear up your respiratory system. It will also help in curing coughs and the common cold.

DIY Jasmine Oil 

Pick some jasmine flowers in the evening before they are about to bloom. Keep these flowers in a basket for the whole night at room temperature, and they will bloom by the morning. 

The next day, place the bloomed jasmines on a paper towel and let them dry so any moisture or water on them evaporates. After that, take a dry glass jar and fill it with the jasmines. 

Take ¼ cup of coconut oil (for 1 cup of jasmine flowers) or any other oil you like and pour it into the glass jar petals. Ensure that the flowers are entirely immersed in the oil by pressing them using a spoon, leaving about 1 to 2 inches of space in the jar.

Close the lid of the container and place it anywhere that receives partial sunlight for about two weeks. You must also check the jar daily and remove any water droplets that appear inside the container’s lid or inner circumference.  

After two weeks, strain the mixture to extract the jasmine-scented oil! You can store this oil for up to 10 days only. If you think the scent is not strong enough, add fresh jasmine flowers to the strained oil and repeat the process. 

Dosage, Side-Effects, and Other Considerations

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Although jasmine is used medicinally, you must consult a doctor before adding jasmine to your diet, especially if you are pregnant or nursing. Some people might have allergic reactions to jasmine. Hence you must always test jasmine products like face packs, lotions, or oils on a small part of your skin before applying them to your face or other body parts.

There is no specific dosage for jasmine prescribed by health specialists. Still, as a precaution, you should always use the products in small amounts and gradually increase the quantities if necessary but speak with your doctor before usage. 

Last but not least, since jasmine tea is a mixture of green or black tea with jasmine flower petals, it has caffeine, and drinking it in large amounts might not be suitable for your health. 

A Multipurpose Houseplant

Jasmine is a miraculous plant capable of healing and rejuvenating the mind and body. Bring it home and enjoy its beautiful scent, drink healthy jasmine tea, or use dry jasmine flowers as potpourri and spread its aroma around the house. 

Do you have a jasmine plant at home? Please share your experience with us in the comments below.