The flower of feminine power.
In Greek mythology, jasmine is associated with Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. The sweet scent of jasmine is known to alleviate stress and anxiety, and the flower is also an aphrodisiac! Did you know that jasmine produces most of its scent during the night? This is because they are night blooming flowers and the temperature at night is cooler and the air is stiller, which allows the scent molecules to become more concentrated.
Read more on the health properties of jasmine
Science tell us:
- Jasmine polyphenols may help protect against heart disease by preventing bad cholesterol from oxidizing and potentially clogging your arteries.
- The potent antioxidants and polyphenols present in jasmine improve brain activity and help in the secretion of mood-enhancing neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine.
- The richness of antioxidants in the jasmine flower interact with your gastric enzymes which can boost digestion and help relieve irritable bowel syndrome. It also functions to promote the growth of good bacteria in the gut and has been found to eliminate harmful bacteria and toxins from the body.
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