Jasmine flowers are known throughout the country for their unparalleled beauty and their unmistakable scent. They are commonly chosen for decorative purposes, to give away or to add flavor to the environment. It is believed that the first jasmine flowers appeared in China, initially spreading throughout the eastern world. It was discovered then, that in addition to being beautiful and fragrant, jasmine flower has important medicinal properties for the body that consumes it. On an island in Japan, called Okinawa, a good part of the population is over a hundred years old, and it is customary to drink jasmine tea or include some flowers of the plant in their traditional teas. Learn about the properties, indications and benefits of jasmine flowers, in addition to learning how to use them in the best way.
The main properties of jasmine flowers are:
Benefits and indications
The consumption of tea with jasmine leaves can provide several benefits for the individual. An interesting feature is that, being a powerful antioxidant, jasmine fights free radicals and thus slows down premature aging, in addition to reducing wrinkles and expression lines.
Regular consumption of jasmine flowers also lowers bad cholesterol, lowers the risk of developing cancers and prevents heart problems. Furthermore, it is effective in combating toxins and bacteria that sometimes affect the body and cause illnesses such as diarrhea, colds, flu and cholera. It increases the body’s immunity, preventing it from easily contracting many diseases.
One more good thing about jasmine flowers is that they speed up metabolism. That’s right, with the accelerated metabolism the body will eliminate more calories faster, contributing to weight loss.
People who are stressed, anxious or who suffer from panic and hyperactivity syndrome also benefit from the consumption of the plant, which is a powerful tranquilizer, continuously and progressively eliminating stress and anxiety, contributing to a better quality of life and peaceful nights of sleep .
It is recommended that you include jasmine leaves in traditional teas such as green tea, red tea, black tea or white tea. Prepare your tea normally, but while the tea is boiling (with half a liter of water) add a tablespoon of jasmine petals. You will find them already dried in pharmacies and health food stores. Allow the boil to continue for 5 minutes, then turn off the heat and smother the container. When the temperature is warm, strain and drink two cups of tea a day, preferably one in the morning and one before going to bed.