Minggu, 12 Juni 2011
Description Of Jasmine
The jasmine plant is widely cultivated both for its ornamental benefits and the variety of uses for its flowers. This plant is known for the sweet fragrance that is capable of perfuming an entire room or lawn.Jasmine grows well in virtually all soil types as long as it is provided with plenty of water and direct sunlight. For most types of jasmine, this plant matures the second year to produce the full quantity of flowers.
A. Poet's Jasmine
The jasmine plant yields stunning flowers that emit a wonderful fragrance. Poet's jasmine plants yields clusters of white flowers that bloom throughout the summer and fall. Each of the flowers are 1 inch in diameter and feature green leaves with 5 to 9 leaflets measuring 2.5 inches. This type of jasmine grows 12 to 24 inches annually and attracts both hummingbirds and butterflies.
B. Winter Jasmine
This type of jasmine grows in the form or a shrub 4 feet high and 7 feet wide or up a trellis to a maximum of 15 feet tall. Winter jasmine plants yield yellow flowers that measure 1 inch in width and which bloom throughout the winter and spring.
C. Flower Oil
In addition to being beautiful, the jasmine flower is also cultivated for the oil it contains. After the flowers are cultivated, the oil is immediately extracted from the flower through a very delicate and time-consuming process. This oil contains a number of ingredients, including benzyl acetate, terpineol, jasmone, benzyl benzoate, linalool and alcohol. The oils are then sold commercially for use in perfumes, cosmetics, soaps, creams and shampoos.
D. Medicinal Uses
Traditionally, the jasmine plant has been considered both an aphrodisiac and a calmative. Medicinally, both the roots and leaves of the jasmine plant have been used to treat ringworm and tapeworm. Currently, it is also being used to fight cancer.
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