The Magic of Jasmine
Known colloquially as the “Moonlight on the Grove,” Jasmine’s sensuous and mystical power is fabled to be able to attract many of the treasures that one might seek. Jasmine is a love-drawing herb, but not just any love; Jasmine attracts spiritual love, perfect for those searching the world for their soulmate.
Though she loves sunlight and warmth, Jasmine has earned the unique moniker of “Queen of the Night” due to her penchant for blooming at evening. She is beloved and revered in India, used in religious festivals and marriage ceremonies, and the Chinese are known to be fond of jasmine-flower tea.
Jasmine not only attracts love but wealth as well, and can be burned or carried to this effect. Jasmine smoke is also perfect for relaxing the mind and preparing it for psychic, divinatory and prophetic endeavors. Also, consider jasmine as a perfect addition to any sleep pillow, as it can encourage prophetic dreams and encourage restful sleep.
Jasmine Magical Correspondences
- Folk Names: Jessamin, Moonlight on the Grove, Peot’s Jessamine, Anbar, Yasmin
- Gender: Feminine
- Planet: Moon
- Element: Water
- Diety: Vishnu
- Powers: Love, Money, Prophetic Dreams
Magical Ways to Use Jasmine
Jasmine attracts spiritual love; love based on attraction to the soul, as opposed to physical love.
Jasmine planted near the home is said to bring happiness and attract abundance to the household.
The jasmine flower is a natural aphrodisiac. Use jasmine flowers in a ritual bath to attract love and heighten the sexual experience.
Burn jasmine incense or carry jasmine flowers to attract money and wealth.
Jasmine tea is excellent for divination. The scent can calm the mind’s eye, making it easier to interpret visions and see them with clarity.
Rubbing a little bit of jasmine oil on your Third Eye can help with psychic readings.
Cleanse your crystals with jasmine smoke or incense or by placing them in a bowl of jasmine flowers.
Make use of jasmine when looking to cast an attraction spell for love, wealth, success, etc. as it is an herb of attraction.
Jasmine is considered a lunar herb, and is appropriate for use in moon magic.
Jasmine flowers to can sniffed to help encourage sleep.
Jasmine is said to induce prophetic dreams when burned in the bedroom. You can also include jasmine in a dream pillow for similar effect.
Offer jasmine flowers to the sea to beseech protection for a loved one who is traveling.
Jasmine incense can be used for summoning fairies.
The Healing Power of Jasmine
Jasmine’s healing power is most notably procured in tea form. It is quite rare, however, to find a jasmine tea that is strictly jasmine tea. The flavor of jasmine is quite mild on its own, so the flavor is typically infused into a more bodied tea, such as green tea, oolong tea and black tea.
And while jasmine has plenty of healing power on its own – especially through its scent – working in conjunction with these other powerful teas raises its healing potential to something truly wonderful.
Jasmine flower tea is copiously high in antioxidants, which can help empower your body’s fight against disease and give your immune system a healthy boost. The antioxidants within jasmine can also contribute to weight loss by enhancing the metabolism.
Jasmine-infused green tea is generously high in catechins, an antioxidant which can help with cardiovascular issues and aid in preventing stroke. Jasmine-infused green tea contain polyphenols which can help protect the body from carcinogens.
Jasmine tea provides excellent benefits for the digestive system. The tea interacts favorably with beneficial enzymes within the gastrointestinal tract, and can help promote healthy bowel function.
Drinking jasmine green tea regularly can be an excellent preventative measure against developing diabetes, as well as help reverse some of the negative effects diabetes can have on the body.
Jasmine is the perfect aromatherapy! Studies have shown that some people have a natural affinity for the scent of jasmine, and for those people the scent is a stress reliever and mood booster. However, those that don’t enjoy the scent of jasmine can be made more anxious by its fragrance.
Jasmine tea has been shown to have antibacterial properties, and can provide protection such E.coli, as well as help the body fight against cough, cold and other infections. When dealing with swelling or painful inflammation, consider jasmine tea, as it contains anti-inflammatory properties.
Pregnant women should avoid jasmine tea, as the scent of jasmine is quite powerful, not to mention many teas made with jasmine make use of the essential oil, which is potent. Coupled with the fact that some jasmine teas contain chemicals, it is generally a good idea to stay away from jasmine tea if you are pregnant, and there have been cases of jasmine tea causing early contractions.
Try to avoid drinking jasmine tea on an empty stomach as it is quite acidic and can cause intestinal discomfort. Likewise, take note that jasmine tea often contains caffeine, which while a welcome ingredient for some, may not be so desirable for others.
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Interesting Facts About Jasmine
Jasmine is part of the olive family.
The fruit of jasmine is a berry that turns black when it’s ripe.
Jasmine gets its name from the Persian word Yasameen which means “gift from god.”
Jasmine flowers are typically white or yellow in color, however there are rare instances where jasmine flowers appear slightly red.
Women in South and South East Asia are fond of wearing jasmine flowers in their hair.
Jasmine-flower tea is a favorite amongst the Chinese. In Okinawa, Japan the beverage is also appreciated, and is called sapin cha.
Jasmine has also been called “Moonlight on the Grove” and “Queen of the Night,” due to its tendency to bloom in the evening.
In parts of India, jasmine is quite revered and the flowers are used for hair ornaments and worship. It is also integral to religious ceremonies, festivals and marriage.
The making of jasmine tea is an art form in and of itself. Jasmine tea is usually made by infusing the flavor of jasmine into green, black and oolong tea, and capturing the flavor of jasmine can be a complicated and intricate process.
The “Jasmine Revolutions” is the name given to both a change in presidency that occurred in Tunisia in 1987 and the Tunisian Revolution in 2011.
The jasmine flower was used to symbolize the Chinese pro-democracy protests in the People’s Republic of China in 2011.
Six different countries and states use jasmine as their national symbol: Hawaii, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Syria.
The Syrian city of Damascus is also known as the City of Jasmine.
Jasmine flowers are used to symbolize motherhood in Thailand.
There are many plants that are called jasmine that are not actually jasmine. They include Cape jasmine (gardenia), Brazilian jasmine and jasmine rice.
In the Phillipines, jasmine is known as sampaguita and is usually strung together in garlands that are used to adorn religious symbols.
Jasmine tea is usually made by just infusing green, white, black or oolong tea with the flavor and scent of jasmine.
In the Language of Flowers, Jasmine means cheerfulness and grace.
The Care and Feeding of Your Jasmine Plant
Jasmine enjoys warmer climates. You will usually find her growing happily in tropical and subtropical areas. You’ll want to protect your jasmine plant from the cold, and pick a nice sheltered location for her to grow. Make sure your jasmine plant has access to plenty of sunlight, or is placed in a lightly shaded area.
If you prefer a vining variety of jasmine, you’ll want to use a support structure for your plant. “Train” the jasmine vines early by use of plant ties or weaving them throughout the trellising in whatever fashion you wish for them to grow.
Protect your beautiful vining Jasmine plant from the Winter cold by bringing her inside till the season passes. Take note that the vining variety of jasmine plants is vulnerable to spider mites. You can counter this by treating with neem or horticultural oil.
Fertilize your baby Jasmine plant just before Spring blossoms start to appear. Make sure to place her in fertile, well-draining soil. Keep a careful eye on the bottom of your jasmine plant to make sure that pests or water is not pooling there, as it can lead to spotting on your plant’s leaves.
If your penchant is for growing jasmine indoors, you can certainly do that. We would recommend the dwarf variety of jasmine that takes well to being grown indoors provided it is given enough sunlight and an even amount of moisture. Just remember that an indoor jasmine plant will require fertilizing at least twice a year.
Look forward to your jasmine’s plant’s lovely flowers to bloom in the late spring to early summer. In your jasmine plant’s second year, you may want to start pinching off the tips of the vines to encourage her to grow fuller and thicker.
Don’t forget that tip cuttings can also be replanted to propagate your jasmine plant if you so desire. Use a soilless medium such as peat moss and add rooting hormone to propagate strong, healthy plants and keep them lightly watered. For best success, plant your jasmine cuttings sometime between June to October.
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