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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Enjoying The Luxurious Beauty Of The Jasmine

Jasmine
The Jasmine is a very popular flower around the world especially in the tropics because of its unique fragrance. The Jasmine is native to tropical and warm or temperate regions of the old world.
  
The Jasmine flowers are white in most species, with some species being yellow. The Jasmine is believed to have originated in the Himalayas in western China.
  
Ayurvedic Medicine. The flowers and the essential oil are two parts that can be used from the jasmine plant. They are known as jati and are used as a sattvic tonic. Sattvic is one of the three health elements that is important according to Ayurvedic principles and this element of the jasmine flower apparently emphasizes the nature of compassion and love. Hence, jati is often used as an aphrodisiac for women. The jasmine is also used to help build up immunity, and to reduce fevers.
  
Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Chinese would brew jasmine plant flowers as an infusion tea. Tea that was scented with Arabian jasmine has been made since 300 AD. In China, these flowers are known as mo li and they are widely used as a scenting ingredient. In Traditional Chinese medicine, these herbs would be placed beside heat-dried green tea, so that the green tea would absorb some of the jasmine flower scent. Nowadays, it is common to find green tea and jasmine flowers mixed together and sold commercially.
  
Flowering in Jasmines takes place in summer or spring which is usally six months after planting. 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.The name Jasmine originates from France and Persia, and the name refers to the Jasmine plant, which climbs like a vine and is used for making a variety of perfumes and other good-smelling products. In 1973, it was discovered that Jasmine was quickly becoming a popular name in America, and when Disney used the name "Jasmine" for one of its princesses in the movie "Aladdin," it quickly became even more of a hit.
  
There exists a true Jasmine and a false Jasmine, and the two are commonly mistaken for each other because of the fragrance the plants release. The true Jasmine belongs to the family Oleaceae and is primarily a bushy shrub or a climbing vine and is non-poisonous.
  
True Jasmines have oval, shiny leaves and tubular, waxy-white flowers. The false Jasmine on the other hand is in a completely different genus, Gelsemium, and family, Loganiaceae, which is considered too poisonous for human consumption.One of the most popular decorative teas today is the Jasmine flower tea. Aside from the highly exquisite designs that can be made from Jasmine tea flowers, you will be able to enjoy its heavenly flower aroma. So a Jasmine flower tea is not just a simple decorative tea. It is also considered as an effective component in the promotion of aroma therapy. That is because the aroma of Jasmine tea flowers has a very calming and relaxing effect on people. So you can prepare it to relieve stress that could be bothering you. You can also prepare Jasmine tea for your guests to make them more at ease and relaxed.
  
So if you want a health drink that can also serve as a decorative object, then a Flowering tea would be best for you. This type of tea is individually packed to ensure that the quality of the design will not be damaged. It is best also if you can use transparent display tea pot or cups when preparing this type of decorative tea. This way, you and your guests can enjoy the luxurious beauty of a blossoming tea and get its healthy benefits.

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