Jasmine: 3 definitions

Introduction:

Jasmine means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Agriculture (Krishi) and Vrikshayurveda (study of Plant life)

Source: Asian Agri-History: Drumavichitrikaranam—The Ancient Approach to Plant Mutagenesis

Jasmine trees were manipulated in order to hasting its flowering, which was one of the technologies known to ancient Indian agriculturists, which presents a safe technology and methodology regarding organic agriculture, according to treatises (such as the Vrikshayurveda). One such technology was to hasten the flowering of jasmine: Mulching with hay can hasten the flowering of jasmine, according to Lokopakāra. This can be of great use to the perfume industry, where jasmine has a high demand due to its fragrance.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Determination of Antimicrobial Potential of Five Herbs used in Ayurveda

Jasmine refers to the medicinal plant known as Jasminum officinale Linn., the tender leaves of which is known in Ayurveda for its antimicrobial activity.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Jasmine in English is the name of a plant defined with Jasminum sambac in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Nyctanthes undulata L. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1991)
· Prodromus Stirpium in Horto ad Chapel Allerton vigentium (1796)
· Journal of Fujian Agricultural College (1992)
· A General History of the Dichlamydeous Plants (1837)
· Flora (1864)
· Prodr. (DC.) (1844)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Jasmine, for example pregnancy safety, health benefits, extract dosage, chemical composition, diet and recipes, side effects, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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