Extracted from flowers of a shrub is an essential oil known as Jasmine oil. This oil is derived from a shrub belonging to the “Jasminum officinale” species within the plant kingdom. Furthermore, in terms of smell this oil basically possesses an extremely pleasing and romantic fragrance. In addition, the flower from the shrub used to extract this oil is mainly found in regions such as Eurasia, Australasia, and Oceania. This oil when used serves as a “stress” reliever.
A. Chemical constituents of Jamsine oil:
The oil is extracted from flowers of a shrub belonging to the “Jasminum officinale” species within the plant kingdom. In addition, this oil comprises of organic compounds that include Benzoic Acid, Benzaldehyde, Benzyl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Indole, Benzyl Benzoate, Cis-3-Hexenyl Benzoate, Cis-Jasmone, Ceosol, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Linalool, Methyl Anthranilate, P-Cresol, Nerol, Gamma Terpineol, Nerolidol, Isohytol, and Phytol.
B. The uses and benefits of Jasmine oil:
There are a few benefits in terms of health that one can acquire by using this essential oil. However, one should also consider the adverse reactions or side effects reported from its use:
This oil comprises of a medicinal property that helps in suppressing conditions related to the central nervous system such as depression, mental fatigue etc.
This oil consists of a curative property that helps in the treatment of internal and external wounds by enabling the destruction of disease causing microorganism.
This oil comprises of an “antispasmodic” property and thereby helps in suppressing spasms in the body.
The oil possesses a medicinal property that helps stimulate sexual desire, and thereby serve as an aphrodisiac.
This oil also consists of a curative property that when used helps in expelling mucus and phlegm formed within the respiratory tract, and thereby serving as an expectorant.
C. The adverse effects of the Jasmine Oil:
There are a couple of adverse effects that one could experience on using this oil. They are as follows:
- Since this oil when used elicits a sedating effect on an individual, it must used in low doses.
- The usage of this oil affects pregnancy severely, and hence pregnant women must avoid using it.