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Welcome to The Herbal Farm website. We hope to help you benefit from the wonderful healing properties of plants as well as guide you to using them safely and effectively. Herbal medicine is one of the most time-tested human traditions on the face of the Earth.

Herbal medicine has benefited millions of people for thousands of years.

Health is a gift that makes life worthwhile. Herbs can certainly help us along that path, but they should not be relied upon simply as a band-aid to fix a health problem. We encourage you to look deeply at the causes of illness and seek to live a healthier lifestyle whenever possible. This includes having healthy relationships, eating a wholesome diet, and exercising. We must also avoid the things that damage health, such as stress, smoking, exposure to pollutants, and an unhealthy lifestyle.

Provided in this website is information on how to use herbs, as well as herbal blends. Each herbal description includes contraindictions, such as dangerous side effects, to which you should pay careful attention. Many of the contraindications only occur in extremely large doses and would never be a problem with normal use. However, there are some plants that should best be used with professional counsel, and many should be avoided during pregnancy. In listing contraindications. Remember – just because something is from a plant does not mean it is appropriate for everyone to use at all times.

In Chinese medicine, different foods have different characteristics, described as energetics. We must admit that not everyone agrees on whether an herb is cool, cold or warm. As American herbalism evolves the use of energetics will become a more genuine and accurate part of our own healing tradition, with more agreement between herbal practitioners.

Even though some of the constituents of the plants are listed, herbalists usually prefer to use plants in a more whole form. We firmly believe that using the entire herb, with all of its components, is more effective and often safer than using any one component.


Latin Name: Jasminum officinale

Alternate Names: Jasmin, Pikake, Sambac, Yeh-hsi-ming (Chinese), Jati (Sanskrit)


Parts Used: Flowers.

Properties: Alterative, Antibacterial, Antitumor, Aphrodisiac, Emmenagogue, Galactagogue, Hemostatic, Nervine, Sedative.

Internal Uses: Bone Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cough, Depression, Fever, Frigidity, Headache, Hodgkin's Disease, Impotence, Lymphatic Cancer

Internal Applications: Tea, Tincture, Capsules. Syrup for coughs.

Topical Uses: Depression, Eye Soreness, Skin Dryness

Topical Applications: Eyewash for sore eyes. Used in lotions for dry and sensitive skin. Essential oil of Jasmine is used to promote confidence and physical and emotional well-being. It is also used as an aphrodisiac and to lift depression. The essential oil is used in perfume, soaps and lotions.

Culinary uses: Add to black tea to add a delightful aroma and flavor.

Energetics: Bitter, Sweet, Cool, Moist.

Chemical Constituents: Essential oil (benzyl alcohol, benzyl acetate, linalol, linalyl acetate), salicylic acid, alkaloids (jasminine).

Contraindications: Avoid the use of Jasmine if a person is very chilled. The pure essential oil is very expensive. If you are paying a cheap price for it, expect adulteration.

Comments: One of the most beautiful, fragrant flowers on Earth. Many consider the aroma itself to be an aphrodisiac, as well as to foster feelings of love and compassion.
The common name Jasmine also includes the species Jasminum sambac and Jasminum grandiflorum, which are used interchangeably with Jasminum officinale.

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