The National Flower

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Jasmine is a popular flower that is available all over the world. Basically, jasmine is a flower of the tropics. The jasmine flower is one of the national flower of Indonesia.

Submitted: June 04, 2013

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THE NATIONAL FLOWER

 

Jasmine is a popular flower that is available all over the world. Basically, jasmine is a flower of the tropics. Jasmine flowers are fragrant and are said to have originated in the Himalayas in western China. The interest spread to reach India through cultivation techniques. Experts suggest that the uptake of jasmine is English "Jasmine" which Yasmin comes from the Persian word, which means God's gift. It is also known as Jasminum. In Indonesia, jasmine is known as bunga melati. Jasmine is said to be the genus of shrubs and vines in the family of Oleaceae. There are about 200 species of Jasmine and mostly white jasmine flowers but less common species of yellow jasmine.

Jasmine is an herbaceous plant, trunked upright creeping, chronic and life. The leaves of jasmine appear as evergreen, deciduous opposite in most species. Leaf shape is quite simple, trifoliolatus and pinnate with about nine leaflets. Jasmine often has 5-6 lobes, like the majority of genera in the Oleaceae with four petals crown. Notably, Jasminum sambac is a species of jasmine native to South and Southeast Asia. It is widely cultivated because it looks attractive and fragrant. It is also known as the Arabican Jasmine. It is also recognized as a national flower of Philiphines which it is called as Sampaguita. This flower is also one of the three national flower of Indonesia where known as the white jasmine.

Since time immemorial jasmine considered a sacred flower in Indonesian tradition, because it symbolizes purity, chastity, graceful simplicity and sincerity. Jasmine flowers are also denoted as beauty, humility, a small white flower and simplicity can produce the fragrant aroma. As mentioned previously, jasmine is the most important flower in wedding ceremonies for ethnic Indonesia, particularly in Java. In Cambodia, jasmine flowers are used as offerings to the Buddha. During the flowering season around June, in Cambodia yarn flower buds arranged on wooden needles that will be offered to the Buddha. In India, jasmine also has cultural significance. In this country, this plant is associated with Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu flower used in religious rituals.

This flower has many benefits. Essential oils of jasmine flowers are used as cosmetics and perfume. Jasmine oil can also be used as aromatherapy oils that can cause a relaxing effect. Jasmine flowers are usually worn in the hair of women, for example, at the wedding, this habit can usually be found in the south Asian region. As for the efficacy of jasmine tea, according to nutritionists it can be used as an adjuvant in losing weight. Jasmine tea does not have sedative properties and can regulate the circulation tension of blood and arterioles. The smell of jasmine tea, even at low intensity, has significant sedative effect on mood and autonomic nervous activity. Drinking jasmine tea regularly can reduce the effects of high fat consumption in humans which act as antioxidants.

The flowers have fragrant scent that has an invigorating effect on the mind and soul of man. The jasmine oil were found in the essential oil of jasmine flower which can provide a soothing relief for sore throats and reduce the symptoms of colds and flu. Other oil such as indole and Jasmon not only helps to soothe and relax the body, but they also give this tea aphrodisiac properties which is useful too. Jasmine tea can also improve blood circulation, leaving little chance for blood clots. With all the wonderful benefits that this aromatic tea has to give, it's no wonder it's become one of the most popular tea on offer.

Krishnapriya

 


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