Let’s talk about a fragrant beauty that loves the sun and thrives in tropical destinations. I know what you’re thinking—this sounds like me!—but in this case, we’re talking about the jasmine flower, widely known for its intoxicating fragrance.
But jasmine does more than enchant with its gorgeous scent. Its delicate flowers nourish your senses to help improve physical and mental wellbeing. Here's everything you need to know about jasmine, symbol of purity and passion.
The jasmine flower represents passion, purity, beauty, sensuality, romance, and love.
What is Jasmine?
Jasmine is a genus of shrubs and vines in the olive family, whose flowers boast a sweet and sensual scent that captivates the senses. There are more than 200 different species of this plant growing worldwide, mostly in tropical areas with warm, temperate climates.
Its shrubs and vines climb up surfaces, walls, fences, and trellises. When spring and summer arrive, they blossom, transforming their surroundings with eye-catching white or yellow flowers that evoke purity, happiness, and elegance. Jasmine's origin is disputed to this day; some sources claim that it is indigenous to Eurasia, Africa, and Oceania, but there is also widespread belief that their origins are linked to the Great Himalayas.
Regardless of its true origins, the flower's inviting, exotic fragrance is precisely the reason why it's widely cultivated and so frequently used in perfumes.
But there's more to jasmine than a pretty bloom and an alluring fragrance. The flower is also full of meaning and symbolism. In China, it symbolizes feminine sweetness and beauty, while in Thailand, it represents motherhood, love, and respect. For centuries, these tiny-yet-mighty flowers have also been used for their healing and uplifting properties. Whether for stress, depression, or insomnia, Jasmine is great aid for helping mood, calming stress, and balancing hormones.
Besides providing stress relief and mood enhancement, jasmine is believed to boost energy and arouse sexual desire.
Can you smoke Jasmine flowers?
If you've ever wondered whether you can smoke jasmine, the answer is yes. In fact, when jasmine flowers are dried, you can do pretty much anything with them: boil them, crush them into potpourri, drink them, and—yes—smoke them. Although there’s no available research on the health benefits of smoking jasmine, it is known that its valuable compounds could be absorbed more quickly into the bloodstream through the lungs.
Anecdotally, people who have smoked or vaporized dried jasmine flowers have reported specific effects. Besides providing fantastic stress relief and mood enhancement, it is believed to boost energy and arouse sexual desire. Its exotic scent has long been used as an aphrodisiac to help dissolve emotional barriers, relax your body, and spice things up in bed. For this reason, we've included jasmine flower in the aphrodisiac blend for our XXX for Pleasure Hemp + Herb Minis, which also includes full-spectrum CBD hemp flower, rose, hibiscus, damiana, holy basil, and mullein.
You can smoke jasmine by itself in a pipe, bong, or vaporizer at around 212°-302° F to unleash its delicate, floral flavor and therapeutic potential.
Another way to enhance your experience and set the mood for romance is crafting a smoking blend with jasmine flowers. If you'd like to try it yourself, keep proportion in mind when choosing the right blend.
Its exotic scent has long been used as an aphrodisiac to help dissolve emotional barriers, relax your body, and spice things up in bed.
Besides cannabis, there are tons of herbs and flowers that contain potentially therapeutic benefits when smoked. Together, they make delicious combinations you may not have known were possible. To create your own, start with a base herb, like the woodsy mullein (an excellent lung protectant) to make up 50% of the mixture. Then add your secondary herbs, like mugwort or rose, to add body to the blend. This should constitute 30%-40% of the mix. For the final 10-20%, use a flavoring herb, like jasmine or hibiscus.
Or you can keep things simple. For your next self-care session, just sprinkle some dry jasmine flowers into your joint, or even better, spark-up one of our XXX-Hemp + Herb Minis, which is made with a sexy ratio of full-spectrum hemp flower, hibiscus, jasmine, and rose.
There's truly nothing like a couple of hits of this sweet treat to seduce your senses and provide just the right lift to make your whole body tingle and shake up your libido for a sensual time, whether you're solo or partnered.
Can you smoke Jasmine tea?
Fun fact: jasmine teas typically use green tea as a base. Which leads us to ask another question: Can you smoke green tea?
Although green tea is better consumed as a beverage, you can also smoke it. As a matter of fact, green tea cigarettes have been circulating the market for decades. However, it's important to remember there are no studies to confirm the benefits of smoking tea. Although herbal blends are tobacco-free and nicotine-free, they aren't risk-free. As with any other smokable plant, they should be taken in moderation.
In fact, some people turn to herbal cigarettes to help quit tobacco cigarette addiction. Those who smoke green tea claim specific health benefits including:
- Lowered anxiety
- Focus enhancement
- Memory improvement
- Energy boost.
- Pain relief
However, it’s unknown if green tea’s compounds are properly absorbed when smoked and more research is needed to determine its full effects.
That being said, you can tear an unused jasmine tea bag, remove the loose fragrant leaves and then roll them into a cigarette with rolling paper or use them to pack a pipe, bowl, or bong. You can smoke them on their own or mix with your favorite strain to lend it an herbal touch.
But the real secret to upgrading your smoke sesh is to pair jasmine flowers with a cannabis strain that contains a similar terpene profile. For instance, jasmine flowers are abundant in Linalool and Geraniol, just like cannabis strains like Amnesia Haze, Harlequin, and Lemon G. Mix.