Jasminum officinale Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
common jasmine jasmine jessamine poet's jasmine summer jasmine white jasmine

Jasminum officinale, known as the common jasmine or simply jasmine, is a species of flowering plant in the olive family Oleaceae, native to the Caucasus, northern Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Himalayas, Tajikistan, India, Nepal and western China. The species is widely cultivated in many places, and is reportedly naturalized in France, Italy, Portugal, Romania, the former Yugoslavia, Algeria, Florida and the West Indies. It is also known as poet's jasmine or jessamine, and is particularly valued by gardeners throughout the temperate world for the intense fragrance of its flowers in summer. It is also the national flower of Pakistan.

Jasminum officinale

Medical use

Economic importance of Jasminum officinale

Food additives flavoring
Environmental ornamental
Materials esential oils
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan ; Iran ; Turkey
    • Caucasus: Georgia
    • Middle Asia: Tajikistan
    • China: China - Guizhou , Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India ; Nepal; Pakistan

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Acaricide
Benzyl-acetate found in Flower (2470 ppm)
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (247 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Indole found in Flower (95 ppm)
Nerolidol found in Flower
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Allelochemic
P-cresol found in Flower
Vanillin found in Flower
Allelopathic
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Allergenic
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Benzyl-alcohol found in Flower (228 ppm)
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (247 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Farnesol found in Flower
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Nerolidol found in Flower
Vanillin found in Flower
Analgesic
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Anesthetic
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Benzyl-alcohol found in Flower (228 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Linalyl-acetate found in Flower (285 ppm)
Anthelmintic
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
AntiTNF
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Antiacne
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Indole found in Flower (95 ppm)
Nerolidol found in Flower
Antiadenomic
Farnesol found in Flower
Antiaggregant
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Antianemic
Vanillin found in Flower
Antiarachidonate
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Antiasthmatic
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (247 ppm)
L-alpha-terpineol found in Flower
Antibacterial
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Indole found in Flower (95 ppm)
Jasmone found in Flower (114 ppm)
Nerol found in Flower
Nerolidol found in Flower
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Anticancer
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Vanillin found in Flower
Anticariogenic
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Indole found in Flower (95 ppm)
Jasmone found in Flower (114 ppm)
Nerolidol found in Flower
Anticonvulsant
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Antidandruff
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Antidermatotic
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Antidrepanocytic
Vanillin found in Flower
Antidysmenorrheic
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (247 ppm)
Antieczemic
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Antiedemic
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Antiescherichic
Vanillin found in Flower
Antiestrogenic
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Antifeedant
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Nerolidol found in Flower
Antigenotoxic
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Antihelicobacter
Nerol found in Flower
Antiherpetic
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Antiichthyosic
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Antiinflammatory
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Antikeratotic
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Antilactobacillic
Vanillin found in Flower
Antileukemic
Farnesol found in Flower
Antilisteria
Vanillin found in Flower
Antimalarial
Quinoline found in Flower
Antimelanomic
Farnesol found in Flower
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Antimitotic
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
P-cresol found in Flower
Vanillin found in Flower
Antineuralgic
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Antinitrosating
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Antiodontalgic
Benzyl-alcohol found in Flower (228 ppm)
Antioncychomycotic
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Antiotitic
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Antioxidant
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Linalyl-acetate found in Flower (285 ppm)
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Vanillin found in Flower
Antipeptic
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Antiperiodic
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Antipodagric
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Antipolio
Vanillin found in Flower
Antiproliferant
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Antiprostaglandin
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Antipruritic
Benzyl-alcohol found in Flower (228 ppm)
Antipsoriac
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Antipyretic
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Antiradicular
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Vanillin found in Flower
Antirheumatic
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Antisalmonella
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Indole found in Flower (95 ppm)
Antiseborrheic
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Antiseptic
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Benzyl-alcohol found in Flower (228 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Indole found in Flower (95 ppm)
Methyl-benzoate found in Flower (1.14 ppm)
Nerol found in Flower
P-cresol found in Flower
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Antisickling
Vanillin found in Flower
Antispasmodic
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (247 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Farnesol found in Flower
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Linalyl-acetate found in Flower (285 ppm)
Antistaphylococcic
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Antistreptococcic
Indole found in Flower (95 ppm)
Nerolidol found in Flower
Antithromboxane
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Antitubercular
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Antitumor-Promoter
Vanillin found in Flower
Antitumor
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (247 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Vanillin found in Flower
Antitympanitic
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Antiulcer
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Nerol found in Flower
Antiviral
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Vanillin found in Flower
Antiyeast
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Vanillin found in Flower
Apifuge
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Apoptotic
Farnesol found in Flower
Artemicide
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (247 ppm)
Ascaricide
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Bacteristat
Vanillin found in Flower
CNS-Depressant
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (247 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
CNS-Stimulant
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (247 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
COX-1-Inhibitor
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
COX-2-Inhibitor
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Calcium-Antagonist
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Indole found in Flower (95 ppm)
Jasmone found in Flower (114 ppm)
P-cresol found in Flower
Phytol found in Flower
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Vanillin found in Flower
Candidicide
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Vanillin found in Flower
Carcinogenic
Indole found in Flower (95 ppm)
Cardiotonic
Benzyl-acetate found in Flower (2470 ppm)
Carminative
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Choleretic
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Vanillin found in Flower
Cicatrizant
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Comedolytic
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Cytochrome-P450-Inhibitor
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Cytotoxic
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Dermatitigenic
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Embryotoxic
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Emetic
Benzyl-acetate found in Flower (2470 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Enterorelaxant
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Estrogenic
Nerol found in Flower
Expectorant
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Creosol found in Flower
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
FLavor
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Benzyl-acetate found in Flower (2470 ppm)
Benzyl-alcohol found in Flower (228 ppm)
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (247 ppm)
Cis-3-hexenol found in Flower (2 ppm)
Creosol found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Farnesol found in Flower
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Linalyl-acetate found in Flower (285 ppm)
Methyl-anthranilate found in Flower (19 ppm)
Methyl-benzoate found in Flower (1.14 ppm)
Nerol found in Flower
Nerolidol found in Flower
P-cresol found in Flower
Vanillin found in Flower
Flatugenic
Stachyose found in Stem
Fungicide
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Benzyl-alcohol found in Flower (228 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Vanillin found in Flower
Hepatoprotective
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Herbicide
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Hypotensive
Benzyl-acetate found in Flower (2470 ppm)
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (247 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Immunosuppressant
Vanillin found in Flower
Insecticide
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Geranyl-linalol found in Flower
Insectifuge
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (247 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Insectiphile
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Geranyl-linalol found in Flower
Indole found in Flower (95 ppm)
Jasmone found in Flower (114 ppm)
Interleukin-6-Inhibitor
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Irritant
Benzyl-acetate found in Flower (2470 ppm)
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (247 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Methyl-benzoate found in Flower (1.14 ppm)
Vanillin found in Flower
Juvabional
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Farnesol found in Flower
Keratolytic
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Larvicide
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Laxative
Benzyl-acetate found in Flower (2470 ppm)
Mosquitofuge
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Motor-Depressant
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Linalyl-acetate found in Flower (285 ppm)
Mycobactericide
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Myorelaxant
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (247 ppm)
Narcotic
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Nematicide
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Farnesol found in Flower
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Indole found in Flower (95 ppm)
Jasmone found in Flower (114 ppm)
Nerolidol found in Flower
Neurotoxic
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Parasiticide
P-cresol found in Flower
Pediculicide
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (247 ppm)
Perfumery
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Farnesol found in Flower
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Indole found in Flower (95 ppm)
Jasmone found in Flower (114 ppm)
Linalyl-acetate found in Flower (285 ppm)
Methyl-anthranilate found in Flower (19 ppm)
Methyl-benzoate found in Flower (1.14 ppm)
Nerol found in Flower
Nerolidol found in Flower
Quinoline found in Flower
Vanillin found in Flower
Pesticide
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Benzyl-alcohol found in Flower (228 ppm)
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (247 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Farnesol found in Flower
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Geranyl-linalol found in Flower
Indole found in Flower (95 ppm)
Jasmone found in Flower (114 ppm)
Nerol found in Flower
Nerolidol found in Flower
P-cresol found in Flower
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Vanillin found in Flower
Pheromonal
Farnesol found in Flower
Phytoalexin
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Preservative
Quinoline found in Flower
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Rodenticide
P-cresol found in Flower
Scabicide
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (247 ppm)
Sedative
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Benzyl-alcohol found in Flower (228 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Farnesol found in Flower
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Linalyl-acetate found in Flower (285 ppm)
Nerol found in Flower
Termiticide
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Thermogenic
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Tineacide
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Transdermal
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Farnesol found in Flower
Geraniol found in Flower (380 ppm)
Jasmone found in Flower (114 ppm)
Nerol found in Flower
Trichomonistat
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Trypsin-Enhancer
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Tumorigenic
Benzyl-acetate found in Flower (2470 ppm)
Indole found in Flower (95 ppm)
Tyrosinase-Inhibitor
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Ulcerogenic
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Salicylic-acid found in Leaf
Uricosuric
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Varroacide
Benzyl-acetate found in Flower (2470 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Vasodilator
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Vermifuge
Eugenol found in Flower (10 ppm)
Vulnerary
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Benzoic-acid found in Flower

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
2-methyl-quinoline Flower
2-phenyl-nitroethane Flower
2-vinyl-pyridine Flower
5'-hydroxy-jasmonic-acid-lactone Flower
6,10,14-trimethyl-pentadecan-2-one Plant
6-cis-butenylcaprolactone Flower
Alcohols Flower 371 587
Alpha-terpineol Flower 120 190
Benzaldehyde Flower
Benzoic-acid Flower
Benzyl-acetate Flower 1,560 2,470
Benzyl-alcohol Flower 120 228
Benzyl-benzoate Flower 108 247
Benzyl-cyanide Flower
Beta-galactan Stem
Cicerose Stem
Cis-3-hexenol Flower 1 2
Cis-3-hexenyl-acetate Flower 0.48 0.76
Cis-3-hexenyl-benzoate Flower
Cis-3-hexenyl-isobutyrate Flower 0.24 0.38
Cis-3-hexenyl-propionate Flower 0.72 1.14
Cis-ethyl-jasmonate Flower
Cis-jasmone Flower 72 114
Cis-linalol-oxide Flower 0.48 0.76
Cis-pent-2-enyl-pentanolide Flower
Creosol Flower
D-linalol Flower 360 589
Delta-jasmonic-acid-lactone Flower
Dl-linalol Flower
Eo Flower 2,400 3,800
Esters Flower 1,795 2,842
Eugenol Flower 3 10
Farnesol Flower
Gamma-galactan Stem
Geraniol Flower 240 380
Geranyl-linalol Flower
Indole Flower 42 95
Isophytol Flower
Jasmine-ketolactone Flower
Jasminine Leaf
Jasmone Flower 72 114
L-alpha-terpineol Flower
Linalyl-acetate Flower 186 285
Lupeose Stem
Manneotetrose Stem
Methyl-anthranilate Flower 11 19
Methyl-benzoate Flower 0.72 1.14
Methyl-dehydro-jasmonate Flower
Methyl-heptenone Flower 720 1,140
Methyl-jasmonate Flower 7 38
Methyl-linoleate Flower
Methyl-n-acetyl-anthranilate Flower
Methyl-n-methyl-anthranilate Flower
Methyl-palmitate Flower
Nerol Flower
Nerolidol Flower
P-cresol Flower
Phytol Flower
Phytyl-acetate Flower
Quinoline Flower
Resin Leaf
Salicylic-acid Leaf
Stachyose Stem
Tetramethyl-hexadecanol Flower
Trans-ethyl-jasmonate Flower
Vanillin Flower
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]