Top Benefits of Jasmine Oil

Jasmine oil is an essential oil derived from the Jasmine flower. It has been used for centuries around the world because of the wide range of benefits it can offer.

The name “jasmine” is derived from the from the Arabic word “yāsamīn” and Persian word “yāsamīn” meaning “gift from God.”

The health benefits of jasmine essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiacantispasmodic, expectorant, emmenagogue, galactagogue, cicatrizant, parturient; sedative, and a uterine substance.

The oil has much more to offer than its sweet overwhelming smell. 

  1. Relieves Depression and Anxiety: research suggests that the aroma of the jasmine essential oil has a pleasing and uplifting effect on the mind which  helps fight depression actively.  The aromatic effect of jasmine oil stimulates the release of serotonin and other hormones in the body, which results in the boost of energy and an elevated mood. In a 2010 study, it was found that the use of jasmine oil in aromatherapy massage resulted in relief of depression and uplifting moods in humans. At the emotional level, subjects in the clinical trial rated themselves as more alert and more vigorous after the treatment.
  2. Promotes/Eases Child Birth and Facilitates Lactation: Jasmine oil facilitates and eases parturition and reduces labor pains. [1] This can be very beneficial in situations of normal delivery. For many women who choose to use jasmine essential oil, they find that the recovery process is less painful and the post-natal period is also shorter. Furthermore, it can strengthen contractions and shorten the time it takes to deliver a baby. Post child birth, many women suffer from post-partum depression or what we call “baby blues”. Jasmine essential oil helps combat that tragic condition due to its antidepressant and uplifting qualities as we mentioned in point (1) above. It also been used traditionally to increase production of breast milk. Additionally, applying jasmine oil to the skin may help decrease signs of stretch marks and prevent scarring.
  3. Improve Immunity and Fight Infections: Jasmine oil is believed to have antiviral, antibiotic and antifungal properties that make it effective for boosting immunity and fighting illness. In fact, jasmine oil has been used as a folk medicine treatment for fighting hepatitis, various internal infections, plus respiratory and skin disorders for hundreds of years in Thailand, China and other Asian countries. In vitro and in vivo animal studies show that oleuropein, a secoiridoid glycoside found in jasmine oil, is one of the oil’s primary active ingredients that can fight harmful infections and increase immune function. [2]
  4. Act as an Aphrodisiac: One of the most significant jasmine essential oil uses is to improve appeal during sexual activities; jasmine oil has been discovered to cause notable signs of increased libido by inducing faster breathing rates due to its sweet aroma, increasing the saturation of oxygen in the blood and increasing body temperature. A research in the International Journal of Institutional Pharmacy and Life Sciences[3] states that jasmine oil has aphrodisiac properties. It enhances your libido and feelings of sexual desire. Due to the aroma, the use of jasmine flowers in bridal accessories and room decor of the newlyweds is often seen in India. It also helps cure problems such as premature ejaculation, frigidity, impotence, and other sexual disorders.


There are many other amazing benefits for Jasmine oil. You can find more information under the following references/links.