Star Jasmine

Description

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.

Precaution :

  • 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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