is a small white flower with a pleasant fragrance. Jasmine is used as a
Indian women wear this flower on their
It is weaved in length with the help of a thread.
flowers are generally white, although some species have yellow flowers.
Unlike most genera in the Oleaceae which have four corolla lobes
("petals"), jasmines often have five or six lobes. They are often strongly
and sweetly scented. Flowering is in spring or summer in most species,
some communities use this
to cover the face of the bridegrooms.
is grown and marketed in various parts of the country.
Jasmine can be cultivated in
wide range of soils i.e., from sandy loam to clay soils. However, it comes
up well in well drained rich sandy loam soils. The ideal conditions for
successful cultivation are warm summer with ample water supply and sunny
The process for cultivation
include land Preparation and Planting
Manuring, Inter Cultural Operations, Pruning, Plant Protection
Season of flowering and harvesting.
Uses : Jasmine is extensively used in soaps, perfumes, toiletries and
various cosmetic products particularly high-class floral and oriental
fragrances. Jasmine oil can also be used in products aimed at a dry,
greasy, irritated or sensitive skin due to its anti-inflammatory and
Jasmine oil can be used to help treat muscular spasms and sprains and also
help problems like depression, nervous exhaustion and stress-related
- Varieties of jasmine
from the State have won the Geographical Identification (GI) tag. This is
indeed a positive development which will further enhance their brand value
and commercial returns both at home and in foreign markets. Due to the GI
tag there will be more support to jasmine growers both financially and
otherwise.Since jasmine can be cultivated all year round, traditionally it
grows in more numbers than that of rose and anthurium. However, it has
strictly been confined to the domestic market, and used during festive
occasions and for making garlands for temples deities.
- GI tag jasmine farmers
too can avail of financial assistance for rejuvenation under the National
Horticulture Mission. It may be noted that the traditional flowers from
our country require international recognition. Flowers such as jasmine
have great potential and hence need to be highlighted in the international
Entrepreneur who want
the information on "General, Cultivation, Products, Application,
can E-Mail to
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Ullagaram, Chennai - 600091, India.
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