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Jasminum grandiflorum  L.


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Botanical Name


Jasminum grandiflorum L.

English Name


Spanish Jasmine



Jasminum grandiflorum forma grandiflorum (L.) Kobuski. Jasminum officinale L. var. grandiflorum Bailey





General Info


It is a large scrambling or twining shrub with ribbed branches. The leaves are opposite and imparipinnately compound. In the leaflets the terminal one is somewhat larger than laterals. The lateral leaflets are sessile or shortly petiolate. The distal pair is with broad connate base, confluent with the terminal. The flowers are borne in lax axillary or terminal cymes, longer than leaves, white, often tinged with purple on the outside and delightfully fragrant. The bracts are ovate to spathulate-oblong and foliaceous. The calyx is glabrous, lobes are 5 in number and subulate. The corolla lobes are 5 in number and elliptic or obovate.

Herb Effects

Diuretic (aerial part)


Herbal Monograph


Active Ingredients

Benzyl benzonate, benzyl alcohol, cis-3-hexenol, benzaldehyde and eugenol (flower).

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
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Benzyl alcohol 185532-71-2 phenylmethanol C7H8O Click Here To Enlarge
cis-3-Hexenol 95123-47-0 hex-3-en-1-ol C6H12O Click Here To Enlarge
Benzaldehyde 100-52-7 benzaldehyde C7H6O Click Here To Enlarge
Eugenol 97-53-0 2-methoxy-4-prop-2-e
C10H12O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Benzyl benzoate 120-51-4 benzyl benzoate C14H12O2 Click Here To Enlarge


Medicinal Use

Diseases of the skin (flower) and ear (leaf); canker sores, toothache and corns (leaf). A palatable syrup prepared from the flowers is employed in coughs, hoarsenesses and disorders of the breast.


In its concentrated form, Wild Jasmine is toxic and can result in paralysis when the patient is fully conscious. Avoid Jasmine while pregnant or nursing as it can suppress milk production.


Chandel et al., Biodiversity in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India.

Uniyal et al., Medicinal Flora of Garhwal Himalayas.



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