Jasmine essential oil is an extract from the flowers of the jasmine plant, a genus of flowering shrubs and vines in the olive family.

Jasmines bloom at night.  Its white or yellowish flowers emit strong but sweet romantic fragrance, and people use them as a main ingredient for perfume and incense.

Aside from their sweet smell that awakens a person’s romantic feelings, jasmines are widely are used for their oil that is beneficial to your health.  The main components of jasmine essential oil include benzoic acid, benzaldehyde, indole, benzyl acetate, benzyl alcohol, eugenol, skatole, benzyl benzoate and linalool.

Here are some of the most common health benefits of jasmine essential oil:

1. It helps to alleviate depression.

With its lovely aroma, this essential oil has the power to uplift your mood and stimulate you to feel happy, poetic and romantic.

2. It helps to prevent infection.

Jasmine essential oil contains anti bacterial, anti viral and anti fungal components which make it a potent antiseptic and disinfectant.  It helps to protect cuts and wounds from infection and tetanus.

3. It helps to relieve spasms.

This essential oil contains anti spasmodic properties to give you a quick relief from spasms, coughs, cramps, asthma, congestion and breathlessness.

4. It helps to enhance sex drive.

Jasmine essential oil has aphrodisiac properties.  It helps to set you in the mood for romance as it boosts your sex drive.  It is also used to cure sexual problems such as premature ejaculation, sexual impotence and frigidity.

5. It helps to remove scars.

Many people apply jasmine essential oil on scars to make them fade away.  Its cicatrisant properties help to erase marks left by wounds, boils, acne, etc.

6. It helps to relieve cough.

This essential oil has expectorant properties which help to clear your nasal and respiratory tracts when you are suffering from cough and cold.

7. It helps to relieve PMS.

Jasmine essential oil helps to relive pain, discomfort and fatigue associated with women’s menstruation.

8. It helps to increase milk production in lactating mothers.

This essential oil is beneficial to lactating mothers and their babies.  It helps to increase milk production and protects breasts from tumors.

9.  It helps to relieve stress, anxiety and depression.

Jasmine essential oil has a calming effect that helps to relax you body and mind.  Its ability to bring you to a positive state helps to relieve you from stress, anxiety and depression.

10. It helps to keep your skin smooth.

11. It promotes good health for the uterus.

12. It helps to ease birth and reduce labor pain.