Common Name: Star jasmine
Scientific Name: Trachelospermum jasminoides
Family Name: Apocynaceae
Medicinal / Traditional Uses :
- The leaf is restorative and tonic.
- This plant is especially useful for the aged.
- Flowering stem is analgesic, antibacterial, anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, depurative, emmenogogue, febrifuge, resolvent, tonic and vasodilator.
- Decoction is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, sore throats and various boils and abscesses.
- The seed is cardio-tonic and hemostatic.
- Whole plant is cooked with other foods and used to treat rheumatism.
- Stem is used for the treatment of rheumatism and injury.
Other Uses :
- In Asia, a strong bast fiber obtained from the inner bark is used in making rope, sacks, and paper.
- Flowers yield perfumed oil.
- Star Jasmine is commonly grown as an ornamental plant and houseplant.
- It is used as a climbing vine, a groundcover, and a fragrant potted plant on terraces and patios in gardens, public landscapes and in parks.
- A valuable perfume oil is extracted from the steam distilled or tinctured flowers and used in high end perfumery.
- In a dilute form, tinctured flowers are much used in Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai incenses.
- Bast fiber is produced from the stems.
- An essential oil is obtained from the flowers.
- It uses hold fast roots to hold onto upright substrates for climbing.
- Avoid use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Avoid if you are suffering from Diarrhea.
- Consuming high doses of it may cause Convulsions and respiratory diseases.
Reference : https://www.healthbenefitstimes.com/star-jasmine
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