Saturday, March 22, 2008

Jasmine Flowers

I adore jasmines flowers so much. I love its simple beauty, and its amazing fragrance. Perhaps nobody would gift another person a bouquet of jasmines (red roses or other flowers species would be preferred), and this makes me feel that jasmines flowers are so valuable, cause it's not created to let others enjoy its physical beauty. But, instead, every body could enjoy its benefits when it been squeezed and get its extrication.

Here's some information about jasmines:

Jasmine flowers are generally white, although some species have yellow flowers. They often have five or six lobes. And they are often strongly and sweetly scented. Jasmine is a very popular flower around the world, especially in tropics because of its unique fragrance.

The Jasmine flower releases its fragrance at night after the sun has set and especially when the moon is waxing towards fullness. Jasmine flower buds are more fragrant than the flowers.

Facts About Jasmine:
  • A Jasmine leaf is arranged in opposite in most species, leaf shape is simple.
  • Two types of Jasmine are used for oil production - Jasminum grandiflorum and Jasminum officinale.
  • The nectar of the fragrant flowers of Carolina Jasmine, Gelsemium sempervirens, is poisonous, although its dried roots are used in medicinal preparations as a sedative.
  • Jasmine flower oil, extracted from the two species Jasminum Officinale and Grandiflorum, is used in high-grade perfumes and cosmetics, such as creams, oils, soaps, and shampoos.
  • Common Jasmine, or poet's Jasmine - Jasmine officinal, is native to Iran, which produces fragrant white flowers that are the source of attar of Jasmine used in perfumery.
  • Arabian Jasmine - Jasmine sambac, are used to make jasmine tea.
  • Jasmine prefer full sun to partial shade and a warm site.

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