Botanical Name: Jasminum odoratissimum
- English: Jasmine
- Ayurvedic: Mallikaa, Madayanti
- Unani: Mograa
- Also, known as: Malligai, Belaa, Motiaabelaa, Mogara, Mogaraa, Malati, Yasmeen, Chamelee, Jasmine, Jati Maltiga, Pichi, Jatimalli, Sannajati, Chameli, annajati, Sanna Jati Mallige, Madyantikaa, Gelsomino, Chambelli, So-hsing, Pekan, Nava-Mallikaa, Shita-bhiru, Vaarshiki, Arabian Jasmine, Tuscan Jasmine, Double Jasmine, White Jasmine, Jessamine, Echter Jasmin, Jasmin Cummum, 茉莉花, Mò Lì Huā, Arabian jasmine, Sambac jasmine
Parts Used: Entire Flower
The climbing plant grows to a height of about 30–40 feet (9–12 meters) and has fragrant white flowers. Jasmine flowers are picked after the sun has set to capture their aromatic scent. Jasmine garlands are part of Buddhist ceremonies to symbolize respect. Jasmine is a popular garden plant due to its fragrant flowers and it's long bloom time mid-summer into late fall. The fresh flowers are distilled to produce perfume and essential oil, the dried flowers lend color and some light scent to herbal teas and potpourri. Jasmine is a climbing vine found in tropical areas. These lovely blossoms are known for their beauty and delicate fragrance. Used to provide a natural botanical element to products. Great for aromatic, hand blended potpourri, bath teas, salves, and soaps.
How to use:
The basic method for dried herbs and flower is, take 2-3 tablespoons of dried herb in a cup or teapot. Pour hot water over it and cover it with lid for 10-30 minutes. Hot water is needed to draw out the antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, flavonoids, and volatile oils from the botanicals. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!
- You can sweeten your herbal tea with a bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
- You can make ice cubes or pops by freezing tea in ice trays or pop molds.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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