Jasminum officinale

Names

Names

Scientific: Jasminum officinale

English: Jessamine

Portuguese: Jasmim

Origins

Origins

Family: Oleaceae

Origin: Western and Eastern Asia

Life Cycle: Perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameJasminum officinale
English NameJessamine, Common Jasmine, True jasmine, Poet's jasmine.
Portuguese NameJasmim, jasmineiro.
German NameEchte Jasmin, Gewöhnliche Jasmin.
FamilyOleaceae
OriginWestern and Eastern Asia .
HabitatHumus-rich soils, forests, valleys, ravines, meadows and river beds.
Life CyclePerennial
Preferences CultivationAdapts very well to drained soil, preferably with exposure to sunlight but it is shade tolerant. This species tolerates freezing temperatures of -15ºC.
Method of propagationSowing - in cold seasons. Should plant them in their permanent locations in late spring or early summer - after the last expected frosts. Is propagated by cuttings during spring or early summer.
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering from June to September. As it is a climbing plant, should be supported and conducted by a physical support. H: 2 m, ᴓ 0,7 m
Description of smells and flavorsAroma: sweet and floral.
Properties MedicinalThe dried root has diuretic, expectorant and digestive properties. It is used internally for treating cough, phlegm and diarrhea, is used externally to heal deep wounds. The juice of the fresh root is very effective in the treatment of dropsy.
Properties EdibilityFlowers - eaten raw, perfuming herbal teas, bakery products, ice cream, candy and gum-elastic.
Properties OtherWidely used in aromatherapy (usually referred to as an "aphrodisiac").
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsUnknown
Pests and diseases & how to fight themUnknown
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Part used: flowers. Pruning: regularly to drive the plant structure on which it is intended to cover, in horizontal or vertical. The plant succeeds best in vertical structures because they are more protected from frost and cold.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Repels parasites.
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesIt is believed that Jasmine avoids arguments between couples because purifies environments where there is discord. In Hindu rituals, jasmine symbolizes Karma, God of Love, and is therefore one of those chosen for bridal wreaths. In China there is a tisane with jasmine flowers and tea leaves that perfumes the air with aromatic and sweet fragrances.

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