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Definition: Jasmine

Jasmine is a vine that breeds white, star-shaped flowers (some varieties are yellow or purple). They grow from April to September and there are more than 200 known species. The flowers give off a sweet, strong scent popular in women's fragrances, and when pressed, their essential oil can be extracted through an expensive and elaborate process called enflourage.

The highest quality of jasmine is grown in the perfumery capitol of Grasse, France. It also grows naturally in India, China, and Australia. Jasmine is also used in a raw form to balance hormones, treat depression, improve the appearance of stretch marks, and soothe sensitive skin. It is used in tea to calm nerves and to reduce headaches. Additionally, Yasmin (Persian for Jasmine) is a popular name for girls.


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sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 9 years
I so love the smell of fresh jasmine. Lucky for me I run across a lot of houses in the city who grow it and nothing beats a huge whiff of fresh jasmine during a walk.
gigill gigill 9 years
Love the name and the tea! Not so sure what the fragrance smells like.
0037sammie 0037sammie 9 years
Everytime I hear "Jasmine", I think of Aladdin! =D
jasmint jasmint 9 years
Ah, my namesake, but I never really cared for the scent.
Faylinn Faylinn 9 years
For anyone into teas, jasmine green tea is delicious. It also smells just like the flower.
ChaseOnline ChaseOnline 9 years
Burning jasmine and lavender candles in my bedroom about an hour before I go to sleep helps me sleep wonderfully!
stephley stephley 9 years
I love these entries so much, I've created a file to save them in.
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