Jasmine is a plant that has sweet, scented flowers. The flowers and oil are used in perfumes, essential oils, and food flavorings.
Early studies show that aromatherapy using jasmine may be relaxing. Some research has found that jasmine may be effective for reducing breast milk. Limited research reported that tea containing jasmine may have less of an effect on reducing the risk of stroke, compared to black or green tea without jasmine. More research is needed.

Related Terms

1-Alpha-terpineol, 2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-ethanol, 2alpha,3beta,23-trihydroxyolean-12-en-28-oic-O-alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1-->4)-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(1-->6)-beta-D-glucopyranosyl ester, 2alpha,3beta,23-trihydroxyolean-12-en-28-oic-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl ester, (2E,6E)-farnesol, 2''-epifraxamoside, 2-phenylethyl 6-O-alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl-beta-D-glucopyranoside, 2-phenylethyl beta-primeveroside, (2S)-5,7,3',4'-tetrahydroxyflavan-5-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside, (2S)-5,7,3',5'-tetrahydroxy-flavanone 7-O-beta-D-allopyranoside, (2S)-5,7,3',5'-tetrahydroxy-flavanone 7-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside, 3beta-acetyl-oleanolic acid, 3-O-alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1-->2)-beta-D-xylopyranosyl-hederagenin-28-O-beta-D-galactopyranosyl-(1-->6)-beta-D-galactopyranosyl ester, 4-hexanolide, 4-hydroxy-2,5-dimethyl-3(2H)-furanone, 4-nonanolide, 5,7,3',5'-tetrahydroxyflavanone, 6'-O-menthiafoloylverbascoside, 7-glucosyl-l1-methyl oleoside, 7-ketologanin, 8-epi-kingiside, 10-hydroxyligstroside, 10-hydroxyoleoside dimethyl ester, 10-hydroxy-oleuropein, 11-dimethyl ester, aldehydes, alpha-terpinol, apiosylverbascoside, astragalin, benzaldehyde, benzonic acid, benzyl 6-O-beta-D-xylopyranosyl-beta-D-glucopyranoside, benzyl acetate, benzyl alcohol, benzyl benzoate, benzyl salicylate, beta-linalool, beta-primeveroside, beta-rutinoside, betulin, betulinaldehyde, betulinic acid, carbonylic compounds, Catalonian jasmine, catechins, Chinese jasmine green tea, cis-p-coumaric acid, common jasmine, common white jasmine, craigoside A, craigoside B, craigoside C, creosol, daucosterol, demethyl-2''-epifraxamoside, di-linalool, D-linalool, dotriacontanoic acid, dotriacontanol, (E)-2-hexenyl hexanoate, epicatechin, epicatechin gallate, epigallocatechin, epigallocatechin gallate, eugenol, farnesene, farnesol, ferulic acid, flavanone glucosides, gamma-hexenol, geraniol, glucosides, Hadagali Mallige, hederagenin-3-O-alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1-->2)-alpha-L-arabinopyranoside, hederagenin-3-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(1-->3)-alpha-L-arabinopyranoside, hederagenin-3-O-beta-D-xylopyranosyl-(1-->3)-alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1-->2)-alpha-L-arabinopyranoside, hesperidin, heteroside, hexenyl benzoate, Indian jasmine, indole, isooleoacteoside, isooleoverbascoside, isoquercitrin, isoverbascoside, Italian jasmine, jasamplexoside A, jasamplexoside B, jasamplexoside C, jasgranoside, jashemsloside E, jaslanceoside A, jaslanceoside B, jasmin, jasmin absolute, jasminanhydride, jasmine absolute, jasmine flexile flower absolute, jasmine flower, jasmine lactone, jasmine tea, jasmine tea infusions, Jasmineae, Jasmini flos, jasminin, jasminium, jasminol, jasminoside, Jasminum, Jasminum abyssinicum, Jasminum amplexicaule, Jasminum amplexicaule Buch.-Ham., Jasminium auriculatum, Jasminum azoricum, Jasminum azoricum var. travancorense, Jasminum flexile flower absolute, Jasminum fruticans L., Jasminum grandiflorum, Jasminum grandiflorum L., Jasminum grandiflorum Linn., Jasminum hemsleyi, Jasminum lanceolarium, Jasminum mesnya, Jasminum multiflorum, Jasminum nudiflorum, Jasminum nudiflorum Lindl., Jasminum officinale, Jasminum officinale f. var. grandiflorum (L.) Kob., Jasminum officinale L. var. grandiflorum, Jasminum polyanthum, Jasminum polyanthum Franch., Jasminum primulinum, Jasminum primulinum Hemsl., Jasminum pubescens., Jasminum sacbac, Jasminum sambac, Jasminum sambac Ait., Jasminum subtriplinerve Blume, jasmolactone A, jasmolactone B, jasmolactone C, jasmolactone D, jasmonates, jasmone, jasnudifloside A, jasnudifloside B, jasnudifloside C, jasnudifloside D, jasnudifloside E, jasnudifloside F, jasnudifloside G, jasnudifloside H, jasnudifloside I, jasnudifloside J, jasnudifloside K, jasnudifloside L, jaspolyoside, jati, jessamine, kaempferol-3-O-alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1-->3)-[alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1-->6)]-beta-D-galactopyranoside, kaempferol-3-O-rutinoside, ketones, lactones, ligstroside, linalool, linalyl acetate, liriodendrin, lup-20-en-3beta-ol, mannitol, methyl-4,5-didehydrojasmonate, methyl anthranilate, (-)-methyl jasmonate, methyl linolate, mo li hua, Mysore Mallige, nerol, nerolidol, night blooming jasmine, niu du teng, nonacosane, nonadiene-2,6-al, nonadiene-2,6-ol, nudifloside A, nudifloside B, nudifloside C, nudifloside D, Oleaceae (family), oleacein, oleanolic acid, oleoside-7 and 11-dimethyl ester, oleoside-11-methyl ester, oleuropein, oligomeric secoiridoid glucosides, oxylipin, p-cresol, phenolics, pikake (Hawaiian), poet's jasmine, poet's jessamine, primulinoside, royal jasmine, rutin, sambac (Pilipino), sambacein I, sambacein II, sambacein III, secoiridoid, secoiridoid lactones, Spanish jasmine, sterol, stigmast-5-en-3beta-ol, syringin, trans-cinnamic acid, trans-feruloyl ester of 10-hydroxyoleoside, trans-p-coumaric acid, trans-p-coumaroyl ester of 10-hydroxyoleoside, triterpenes, Udupu Mallige, ursolic acid, verbascoside, yasmin (Persian), yeh-hsi-ming, yellow jasmine.
Select combination products containing jasmine: Asian skin scrubs, Bitter orange & jasmine, Kusmi tea jasmine green tea, Mandarin jasmine hand renewal transformer, White jasmine & mint cologne.
Note: The focus of this monograph is Jasminum species. Other species are also called jasmine and are not the topic of this monograph. These include Cape jasmine (Gardenia jasminoides), rock jasmine (Androsace septentrionalis), wild jasmine (Clerodendrum inerme), Carolina jasmine or jessamine or American yellow jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens Ait. f.), Madagascar jasmine (Stephanotis floribunda Brongn.), day jasmine (Cestrum diurnum L.), orange jasmine (Murraya paniculata), and night jasmine (N. arbor-tristis). Jasmine tobacco and jasmine rice are also not included. Jasmine tea is a green, white, or black tea with jasmine flowers added. Jasmine tea is included in this monograph.

evidence table

These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.
Alertness (Grade: C)
Jasmine is often used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation. However, early evidence for its effect in increasing alertness is mixed. More research is needed in this area.
Cancer (Grade: C)
Early research suggests that drinking jasmine tea may lack an effect on some cancers. Other studies found that men who drank jasmine tea, green tea, and oolong tea benefited in terms of reduced cancer risk. More research is needed in this field.
Lactation suppression (Grade: C)
In Ayurvedic medicine, jasmine has been used to reduce breast milk. Early evidence suggests that applying jasmine flowers to the breast may decrease milk production. More studies are needed in this area.
Memory improvement (Grade: C)
Smells and memory are thought to be linked in the brain. Early research suggests that the trigger of the smell of jasmine may result in better memory of the physical environment and a word list. More research is needed in this area.
Menopause (Grade: C)
Jasmine has been used in aromatherapy massage and some evidence suggests that it may improve both menopause symptoms and blood pressure. However, more evidence is needed before conclusions can be made.
Stroke (Grade: C)
Early research reported that drinking tea may reduce the risk of stroke. However, jasmine tea appeared to have less of an effect compared to black or green tea, suggesting that this benefit may not be related to jasmine.