20 Health Benefits of Jasmine Essential Oils - Part 2
10 More Health Benefits of Jasmine Essential Oils
As we highlighted in Part 1 - Jasmine is an extremely well-known flower and has a powerful but sweet, pleasing and intimate aroma. This is a common trait in flowers that bloom only at night. “Jasmine” is a name frequently given to girls, mainly in the Middle Eastern region and the Indian Subcontinent.
The jasmine flower is often associated with romance and love. Poets often use the name Jasmine. Heroes in romantic novels and films frequently address their heroines by the name “Jasmine”.
The Jasmine flower blooms only at night and fills the environment with its unique and welcoming aroma.
Apart from the poetic uses and association with love, jasmine has some quite remarkable health advantages.
Here's 10 more:
1. Sleep Aid
The properties in jasmine essential oil help induce long, restful, and uninterrupted rest. The mix of expectorant, sedative, and antispasmodic make jasmine great for falling asleep and staying asleep for the whole night. By reducing the effects of insomnia and sleeplessness, you will feel well-rested, invigorated and productive.
Jasmine essential oil has a calming effect on the mind, body and soul. It provides relief from anxiety, stress and depression. Although research is not yet conclusive, it has been suggested jasmine essential oils may have anti-inflammatory properties which may decrease the discomfort and pain of arthritis and gout!
This property can bring relief to women who suffer irregular, obstructed, or even painful menses or unforeseen menopause. The emmenagogue property of Jasmine Oil manages period cycles. It also helps reduce the pain often associated with periods and menopause. It may also give relief from other problems related to menses including exhaustion, annoyance, nausea, and mood swings.
Jasmine Essential oil is excellent for treating spasms. It offers fast relief from spasmodic coughs, cramps, congestion, asthma, breathlessness and spasmodic cholera. It can also relieve intestinal cramps and pains in various parts of the body. Spasms can be harmful and disruptive so any substance which can provide relief is very welcomed.
5. Skin Health
Jasmine oil has long been associated with skin care, specifically with dry, brittle, or dehydrated skin. It is not recommended to use jasmine oil on cracked skin or open wounds.
6. Prevent or Treat PMS Symptoms
Massaging jasmine oil into your skin or inhaling it can help lessen PMS symptoms. These symptoms often include headaches, stomach cramps, acne, other skin irritations and restlessness.
Jasmine essential oil can increase milk secretion through the breast which, as a result, is excellent for lactating mothers and their new babies.
8. Help with Post-Pregnancy Symptoms
Jasmine may help relieve postpartum symptoms, which includes anxiety, depression, muscle pain and low energy. It may also help balance hormones naturally. Jasmine has even been used to boost production of breast milk. Using jasmine on the skin may even help reduce signs and symptoms of stretch marks preventing scarring.
The essential oil of Jasmine can help the birthing process and decreases labour pains. This can be valuable as we see normal delivery reducing and Caesarian sections becoming more common. Women who use jasmine essential oil during this process often discover that the process of recovery is less painful and the post-natal period can be shorter. It may also strengthen contractions and reduce the time taken to deliver the baby. Women often suffer from post partum depression. The antidepressant properties of jasmine essential oil can reduce these effects and give a relaxed and uplifting feeling.
This oil has benefits for uterine health. It can encourage the secretion of hormones that ensure a healthy body and proper functioning of the uterus. By limiting the flow of estrogen, it may also help safeguard the uterus from tumours, especially after menopause.