Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides)

Our first Sampuguita flowe
Our first Sampuguita flower for this year


Jasmine is my favourite flower, something about it just appeals to me. There are several Jasmines, the two well talk about here are Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) and Sampaguita (Jasminum sambac).

Star Jasmine is mostly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and other Asian modes if healing. Here it is used as a pain killer for treating pains caused by rheumatism, inflammation and spasm.

Jasmine is usually used in combination with other plants such as Echinacea and Dandelion as it eases the flow of energy and allows these herbs to work at their best.

Sampaguita is used as an anti inflammatory and anti depressant. When I was in the Philippines, I saw it used in every religious activity and every celebration. It’s white purity, soft petals and beautiful smell can really be uplifting and add a touch of sanctity to any activity.