Jasmine sambac benefits

How Jasmine sambac benefits were found?

Jasmine sambac is a shrub of Jasmine genera with multiple local names like sampaguita in the Philippines, Arabian jasmine in the mainland USA, mogra in India, moli in China, and pikake in Hawaii. In Philippines, Jasmine sambac has recognized as a National flower. The whole tropical Asian region along with the warm temperate zone of European and African countries is the native place of this plant.

The whole plant has medicinal properties. However, flowers and leaves are very common traditional medicinal ingredients to treat many health problems. Asian countries like Thailand are commercially cultivated Jasmine sambac for its high medicinal value.

  • In Asian traditional medicinal practice, Jasmine sambac flowers are recommended to treat abdominal pain, abscess, asthma, breast cancer, conjunctivitis, diarrhea, dermatitis, fever, toothache, and uterine bleeding.
  • In Chinese medicinal practice, the leaf parts are used for the treatment of bellyache, dysentery, and quadriplegia gall. [1]
  • Asian folk medicinal practice, especially in India, Jasmine sambac is considered a very important ethnobotanical herb. Liver disorder, pain symptoms, skin diseases, dysentery can be treated with these plant parts. [2]
  • In India, Jasmine sambac is traditionally recommended for skin disorders, leprosy, ulcers, mental illness, mouth ulcers, temporary blurred vision due to its cooling effect. A combination of this plant extract with opium is an effective treatment for gangrenous ulcers of the gums. [2]

What are the phytochemicals present in Jasmine sambac?

The most important characteristic of Jasmine sambac plant is essential oil compositions. The phytochemical and phytonutrient property of this plant contain carbohydrates, fats, proteins, amino acids, flavonoids, glycosides, steroids, coumarins, phenolic compounds, phenolics, tannins, saponins, essential oils, fixed oils, terpenes, resin, and salicylic acid.[3]

Phytochemical present in Jasmine sambac

What is the Mode of action of Jasmine sambac health benefits?

The Jasmine sambac flower extract has a vasorelaxation property which is effective to show its effect on the endothelium-intact aorta ring. The presence of bioactive phytochemicals pursues different mechanisms of action by acting on muscarinic receptors present at the vascular endothelium. These phytochemicals also stimulate nitric oxide release. The phytochemical analysis result revealed that the Jasmine sambac flower containing phytochemicals including antioxidants, coumarins, cardiac glycosides, essential oils, flavonoids, phenolics, saponins, and steroids are exerted different medicinal properties. [1]

What are the different forms of Jasmine sambac?

There are two dosage forms of Jasmine sambac that are commonly available, which are herbal tea, and essential oil.

Herbal tea:

In a cup of boiling water add one teaspoon of dried Jasmine sambac flower petals. Seep for 5 minutes and enjoy the drink. A combination of green tea and Jasmine sambac herbal tea preparation is also very common.

Essential oil preparation

In aromatherapy, Jasmine sambac essential oil is a common ingredient. It also used as an inhaler to boost mood, relaxation effect with inducing anti-depressant results. In massage, therapy for muscle relaxation combination of Jasmine sambac essential oil with a carrier oil is applied. [4]

Different Forms of Jasmine Sambac

Jasmine sambac Uses

Traditionally this plant has antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, and sedative effects. Every plant part of Jasmine sambac has some traditional medicinal uses.

  • Leaves of this plant are used for fever, indolent ulcers, blood sugar lowering effect, remove gall stone, abdominal distention, diarrhea, wound healing, etc. [2] Researchers has also revealed that leaves and flowers of Jasmine sambac have decongestant and antipyretic properties. [5]
  • The root is used for an external application like a poultice to treat the fracture, sprains, etc. Roots of Jasmine sambac is added in traditional eye medicinal formulations to cure ophthalmological problems. The analgesic property of this plant part is also useful to reduce headaches. It helps to control blood sugar levels in diabetes mellitus. [2] The roots of Jasmine sambac applied to the snakebite site for wound healing purposes. [5]
  • Jasmine sambac flower has multiple benefits. It helps to control itching sensation in skin, eyes, ears, mouth, etc. It is effective to provide relief from a toothache, cough, nervousness, tension, eye disorders like conjunctivitis, reddening of the eye, eye pain, etc. Treatment with Jasmine sambac flower formulations provide good treatment outcome for suppurations, blood disorders, oral problems, abdominal distention, vomiting, indolent ulcers, diarrhea, fatigue, and dermatitis. Jasmine sambac flower has a lactifuge property, which reduces the milk secretion in puerperal state of the threatened abscess. [2]
  • Essential oils derived from these plant parts also have multiple medical applications. In perfume and fragrance manufacturing companies are widely used essential oil extracted from Jasmine sambac flowers. Apart from this, aromatherapy Jasmine sambac essential oil has a great application due to is mood-elevating property provide mental and physical relaxation. [2] The roots have anesthetic property also. [5]

Jasmine sambac Uses

Dental infection treatment

A research study had shown that the phytochemicals present in Jasmine sambac leaf extracts, including flavonoids, glycosides, alkaloids, tannins, steroids, saponins, and terpenoids have an antimicrobial effect against Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, S. mutans, S. sanguinis S. sobrinus, and Lactobacillus acidophilus along with fungi like Candida albicans. All these micro-organisms are often caused by dental infections. Efficacy against these microbial growths of Jasmine sambac leaf extract active against dental infections. [6]

Antidiabetic effect

The aqueous extract of Jasmine sambac leaf extract is effective to reduce the elevated blood glucose level. An animal research study reported that oral intake of this dosage form for 21 days can control the elevated blood sugar level. [6]

Antitumor – Anticancer Activity

A cell-based assessment investigation reported that Jasminum sambac has anti-tumor activity. Ethanolic extract of this plant has antiproliferative activity against tumor cell growth. It also has cytotoxic activity, which can effective to treat the tumor.

The cytotoxic effect of Jasminum sambac has shown anti-cancer activity against three human cancer cell lines, including prostate carcinoma cell, lung carcinoma, and breast cancer cell lines. [6]

Antioxidant Activity

Methanolic extract of Jasminum sambac has antioxidant activity due to its high essential oil composition. This herbal component acts as free radicals like DPPH scavenging property. Thus this herbal remedy is effective to prevent and control oxidative stress buildup within the body compartment and preventive effect against chronic diseases. Jasminum sambac also slows down the rate of lipid peroxidation to control the free radical generation. [6]

Analgesic Activity

The dried leave extract of Jasminum sambac is effective to control pain symptoms.  A comparative study conducted in mice to evaluated the analgesic property of Jasminum sambac leaves with a standard treatment of diclofenac sodium has found a positive result. However, experts suggested furthering detail investigational studies of this herbal remedy. [6]

Acne treatment

The essential oil derived from Jasminum sambac has anti-acne property. Ethanolic extract of Jasminum sambac flower has efficacy against acne vulgaris by inhibiting the growth of this acne-causing germs. [6]

Viral infection protection

Viral infections usually cause prolong suffering due to a lack of specific therapeutic medicine. Jasminum sambac has anti-herpes simplex viruses and Antiadenoviruses activity and prevent these infections. [6]

Puerperal lactation suppression

Jasminum sambac is an alternative treatment modality of conventional treatment of bromocriptine against puerperal lactation. This herbal remedy can reduce the blood-prolactin level and induces less secretion of milk from the breast. [6]

Nervous system stimulating the effect

Aromatherapy of essential oil collected from Jasminum sambac arouses autonomic nervous system activity, which elevates moods and acts as an anti-depressant. It also has positive health benefits on pulse rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, blood oxygen saturation, and skin temperature, etc. [6]

Spasmolytic activity

Jasminum sambac has a spasmolytic activity, which is mediated through cAMP and produces muscle relaxation effect.[6]

Jasminum sambac side effect

Aromatherapy of Jasminum sambac essential oil is generally safe. But some users complain of skin irritation. It is always preferable to use Jasminum sambac essential oil by mixing it with a carrier oil. [6]

Jasmine sambac Side effects

When should I avoid Jasminum sambac?

During pregnancy, this herbal remedy is not recommended as it can cause uterine contraction. Lactating mothers should not use this herbal preparation, as it can suppress milk release from the breast during feeding. [6]

Individuals have sensitive skin should avoid the topical application of Jasminum sambac herb-containing products to avoid an allergic reaction. [4, 7]


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