Jasmine Flower Meaning2017-03-21T19:35:05+00:00

Jasmine Flower Meanings

Jasmine is a popular flower associated with love and romance. Its showy white blooms and heavenly fragrance are ideal for moon gardens where lovers spend time whispering sweet nothings under the stars. As a cut flower, it fills the home with a relaxing scent perfect for drifting off to sleep. Some gardeners prefer to plant jasmine outside the bedroom window to allow its fragrance to drift in on the night air.

What Does the Jasmine Flower Mean?

  • The jasmine flower is associated with love.
  • Jasmine also symbolizes beauty and sensuality.
  • In some cultures, Jasmine represents appreciation and good luck.
  • When used in religious ceremonies jasmine represents purity.
  • Jasmine’s meanings varies depending on the culture and setting.

Etymological Meaning of the Jasmine Flower

Jasmine belongs to the Genus ‘Jasminum’ and includes over 200 species of plants, most of which originated in tropical and sub-tropical areas. Its name comes from the Persian word ‘yasmin’ meaning gift from God.

Symbolism of the Jasmine Flower 

Jasmine is the national flower of Pakistan. Both the bride and groom wear garlands of white jasmine and red roses on their wedding day. Floral bouquets of jasmine and roses are also used to celebrate special occasions, and in burial garlands meaning a final farewell.

In the Philippines, garlands of jasmine adorn the participants in religious ceremonies while Indonesians don jasmine for wedding ceremonies. In Thailand, jasmine is the symbol for mother and portrays love and respect. In the United States, jasmine symbolizes beauty, love and romance.

The Jasmine Flower Facts

Jasmine originated in the tropical regions of Asia but is now grown worldwide. While tropical Jasmine will not survive in temperate regions, some modern cultivars do. Cultivated versions are also sold as houseplants. Many gardeners add jasmine to flower gardens or grow them in pots on the deck or patio to scent the night air.

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Most species of jasmine produce highly-fragrant, white flowers, but some species produce yellow or pink blooms and some even lack fragrance. Common jasmine grows on a bush or small shrub while some varieties produce vines. Common Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) is used for extracting fragrance for perfumes and lotions or making essential oils.

According to legend, a Tuscan gardener received a jasmine plant from Persian traders and planted it in his private garden. He refused to let anyone cut the flowers from his garden. One day, he presented a branch of the jasmine flowers to his beloved. She was so taken by the fragrance she agreed to marry him – thus began the Tuscan tradition of including jasmine in the bridal bouquet.

Meaningful Botanical Characteristics of the Jasmine Flower

Jasmine is used as a fragrance in perfumes, soaps and lotions and is even used to add its heady scent to jasmine tea. Contrary to popular belief, jasmine tea isn’t really made from jasmine. The tea is brewed from green tea, and then infused with the fragrance of jasmine. To make the tea, jasmine buds are gathered during the day and added to the brewed tea at night, as the buds begin to open and release their fragrance. It can take up to six hours to infuse the tea with the scent of jasmine. It is important to note that jasmine flowers and foliage are not edible and should not be brewed for tea.

Jasmine flower buds are used medicinally to treat eye and skin diseases while the leaves are used to treat breast tumors. Essential oils made from the blossoms, used in both aromatherapy and spiritual ceremonies, evoke wisdom and invoke peace and relaxation. Jasmine is believed to be both an antidepressant and an aphrodisiac making it suitable to scent the bedroom. Jasmine is also thought to be a sedative and sleep aid.

The Jasmine Flower’s Message Is

The jasmine flower’s message is mysteriously complex and means different things in different settings. Its pristine beauty and heady fragrance speaks of love and evokes positive feelings. Whether you choose to grow jasmine in the garden, or prefer a long bath infused with the fragrance of jasmine, its scent will renew the spirit and leave you feeling warm and sensual.

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  1. Sitesh Kumar June 20, 2016 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Jashmin is a sweet ,inocent ,open hearted , very beautiful (beyond your imagine) girl , whome I love a lot. She is just like the flower Jasmine , she is borned to spread her fragrance. She is the symbol of beauty, sensuality and love as like Jasmine flower. I have never seen a girl like her who respect her parents as much as The Pope respect the Holy Bible, even if she sacrifices her love for her parent’s decession.
    Salute to you Jashmin. Do u know one thing!!!! No one can fill your empty space which was made by you after leaving me. You got marraid on February 17, do you know!! I got this news after 4months of your marriage. Do you know I gonna called you regularly that time because I don’t know that you have already got marraid, when I know that I have decided I will never gonna disturb you anymore. Do you know I will never think that you left me because you are always in my dream, my parents ,my friends ,my family always scold with me that I am sleeping always and I can’t nevr do any thing in my life because I am very sleepy, but they don’t know I am in touch with you always throw my dreams . Sorry Jashmin I can’t never got a chance to confess what wrong I have done with you. I have made u cry, I have broken your heart a lot of times. “I am sorry” is thoo cheap to say you.
    I got to know You are very happy with your husband and in new life, please don’t think that I got jelous, I want wherever you stay You just stay happy.

  2. Lakisha August 22, 2016 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    Thanks guys, I just about lost it loonikg for this.

  3. Nainai September 14, 2016 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    A very nice read. Here’s a trivia: in my country (Indonesia), when you could smell the scent of jasmine though there was none of the flower around, people associated it with spooky, supernatural things.

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  5. suresh February 8, 2018 at 9:18 am - Reply

    Nice work sir.

  6. mimi April 28, 2018 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    This was the most perfect thing for me to read today! Thank you so much for sharing your heart. Last week, my fiancee of 4 years needed to leave our home. I began walking the dog on a street with Star Jasmine. The smell intoxicating and so beautiful. I then went to a garden center, and smelled the fragrance from far away. It keeps coming into my life, so I had to look it up. Love, beauty, sensuality….this flower is a part of my healing process, as is your message and I will never forget it. With Love,

    • Sitesh Kumar June 21, 2018 at 7:24 am - Reply

      First of all a lot of thanks to u guyz , when I have posted this article of my feelings two years back I have never thought that some one will ever read my story.
      I can relate your story with me. Stay calm Time heals everything.
      Time may not give you back your love ,but it will make you so strong from your soul that you can face every worst situation thought your life with smiling face and no hasitation . In every worst situation it will make you think if you can handle your breakup (the girl whome you love more than yourself) than you can handle this situation also. It will give you courage at every time.

      After 2year of my breakup I learnt the lesson , I am sharing with you what my life and my breakup taught me.
      Thank you

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