Jasmine Materia Medica


The name Jasmine derives from the Persian word Yasmin. As Jasmine’s scent-emission is strongest at night, the plant is known in India as the Queen of the Night or Moonlight of the Grove.

There are primarily three species of jasmine which are used in both aromatherapy and Spiritual PhytoEssencing: Jasmine grandiflorum, Jasmine officinale and Jasmine sambac. In general, Jasminum grandiflorum is the preferred species for Spiritual PhytoEssencing practice, although alternately, Jasminum officinale can also prove of good service. Jasminum sambac is subtly different in effect and is not used as a direct substitute for either of the other two species. Instead, sambac is used with those jasmine individuals whose soul-nature resonates more clearly this particular species.

Jasmine has long been used by herbalists (most prominently in China and India). In the Rigveda an entire hymn has been written in praise of herbs, invoking their healing power. Jasmine plants are most beneficial when used in their freshest form, full of sap and juice. However, jasmine oil, if kept carefully sealed, may improve with age because jasmine’s deva shakti, or inherent power, will become more concentrated.

In Indian medicine, jasmine flowers are considered to exert the following actions: arouses and excites the senses; cools the blood [during fever]; anti-bacterial; anti-viral; anti-tumor; hemostatic; mild aphrodisiac.

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19 pages excerpted from Berkowsky’s Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis of Essential Oils.

Miasm: Cancer
Sefirot: Binah/Malkhut Interface
Constitutional Type: Hysteria
Spiritual PhytoEssencing Core Perspectives: history and plant characteristics; herbal and aromatherapy perspectives; homeopathic remedy Jasminum; homeopathic remedy Staphysagria; parasympathetic nervous system (PNS); pineal gland; breasts, shen and feeling; hysteria; homeopathic remedy Agaricus and the astral body; Cancer miasm; Binah/Malkhut Interface

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