Jasmine flowers embody a perfect balance of beauty and fragrance making them a favourite throughout the world. However, this only scratches the surface of potential uses and meanings of jasmine flowers. Today we’re going to look at just how versatile the small but amazing jasmine flower can be.
What do Jasmine Flowers Symbolise?
Purity and Motherhood
Like many other white flowers, they communicate purity, illumination and innocence but they also can represent a lot more. Jasmine flowers are thought to also communicate the idea of true beauty itself and the beauty of motherhood, which makes it an ideal flower to give your mum on her birthday.
Love and affection
One of the most important meanings of these white flowers is love. Jasmine is especially valued for this symbolism in the far east in countries like the Philippines and Indonesia, where it is often used extensively in the decorations for weddings, where it not only adds a beautiful smell to the ceremony but also additionally communicates commitment and a deep spiritual love.
You may often find Jasmine flowers used to decorate religious buildings too both in the East and the West. Many religions all over the world, since ancient times, have valued the spiritual message that this simple flower is able to transmit.
While Jasmine can be used to communicate some much more intense feelings, it also connotes a much softer version of friendship and friendliness too. This is most likely why it’s the national flower of numerous countries around the world, including Pakistan, Thailand and Indonesia.
Why do people love Jasmine flowers?
Jasmine flowers are a treat whether they are an indoor or outdoor plant in and around your home. They bloom frequently during the spring and summer months of the year, bring a wonderful scent to your home or garden. They have been an essential plant around royal palaces and family homes in the East for centuries as a way to add a beautiful sweet smell to the night air.
What can Jasmine flowers be used for?
- Tea – Jasmine tea is a strong fragrant tea, with relatively low amounts of caffeine
, which studies have shown that regular consumption can reduce heart disease and cholesterol.
- Essential oils – With its distinct scent it’s no surprise that jasmine is used as an essential oil. Jasmine oil is believed to ease depression and insomnia and also works as an aphrodisiac.
- Natural medicine – Lotions made of jasmine have been used throughout time to treat sunburn and rashes. It’s also seen as a great ingredient in cosmetics which slow the ageing of skin.
Jasmine is easily one of natures most beautiful and fragrant treat’s and whether you enjoy it as an indoor plant, or as part of your garden decor you can enjoy its majesty. With its many handy uses and the sweet messages it communicates, it’s easy to see why it’s a favourite flower to grow and keep around.
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