Jasmine Flower, Dried
Ingredients: Dried jasmine flowers.
Herb Description & Ecology: Also known as Mogra, Mullipuvvu, Mallika, Mallige and Motiya. The fragrant flowers of this plant are used for religious offerings, in perfumes and fragrances, and in concocting the fragrant and delicious jasmine tea. It is probably the most popular variety of jasmine in the world. It most likely originated in India, in the foothills of the Himalayas, but it is now cultivated the world over, especially in South and South East Asia, and in Central and South America.
Jasmine has traditionally been used in various medicinal concoctions. It used for liver disease (hepatitis), liver pain due to cirrhosis, and abdominal pain due to severe diarrhea (dysentery). It is also used to cause relaxation (as a sedative), to heighten sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac), and in cancer treatment.