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Relaxation, good vibes, and a little luck. What more could you want? How about a fragrance that’s to die for? Jasmine has it all.

Jasmine’s name derives from the Persian word Yasmin, meaning "Gift from God," and is a sacred flower in India and the Himalayas. It’s the national flower of Pakistan and the sacred flower of Kama, the God of Love. On the day before her wedding, the bride-to-be traditionally wears a jasmine and rose garland around her neck as a symbol of her purity and passion. 

Medicinally, jasmine can be used as an aphrodisiac, to clear up tummy troubles, for relaxation, and some say, for mental alertness. A few scientists got into a fight about how something that relaxes you can also improve mental alertness, and I guess they both died, because I couldn’t find a consensus.

  • A 2010 study showed improvements in mood after applying jasmine oil to skin

  • 2009 study on rats (why not just use people?!) found that inhaling the scent of linalool (a compound found in jasmine oil) reduced the activity of stress genes

  • 2017 analysis showed jasmine oil may help treat skin conditions including aged and dry complexions, inflammation, oily conditions, and psoriasis.

Other folks say it’s great for:

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Fatigue

  • Cramps

  • Menopausal symptoms

All of that sounds pretty magical to me, but jasmine still has a few more tricks up her sleeve.

The intoxicating scent of the flowers is most powerful in the evening and is said to be even stronger during a waning moon.

Side effects and warnings:

Jasmine essential oil is expensive as hell. If you got some for like $10-$20, it’s probably just fragrance oil. And that’s fine, but it’s not the real shit.

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