Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) is a flowery shrub containing white or yellow flowers, native to Mediterranean countries (although there are a considerable number of people that say it comes from India). The shrub has a ramified crown, angular green long twigs, obtuse flowers and it is cultivated as a decorative plant (Jasminum fretticans), or for its industrial and medicinal uses. The flowers can be small or large, white with a nice perfume that increases in strength in the evening. Jasmine grows quickly. It can grow in the shade, but it grows better in sunny and breezy areas.
Widely known for its big consumption of jasmine tea, the Chinese civilization drinks green tea during the spring and summer times as well as in autumn and especially in winter, jasmine tea. This drinking tea habit appeared in the north and north-east region of China. Jasmine flowers are used in biotherapy and perfume industry.
Jasmine has a great amount benefits including the improvement of digestion, adjuvant in the toxins elimination and the loose of weight. They also help the acceleration of metabolism, they improve the blood circulation and it is commonly known their aphrodisiac effect.
How can the flowers be used? In the simplest way possible: making tea out of them! Other ways: macerated in oil or alcoholic extract. The tea can be use to treat headaches, coughing and the macerate for rheumatism.
The jasmine tea is known by the majority of nutritionists as being an adjuvant in losing weight. The jasmine tea does not have any energizing properties like the green tea, but it has sedative properties and it can regulate blood circulation and arterial tension. The taste of one jasmine tea cup is sweet and combined with green tea will offer powerful tonic and energetic results.
Surely, it isn't one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs, but the jasmine tea helps an organism relax and regain its strength in the stress or physically and psychic overworking periods.