Posted by John Minton | Posted in Plants | Last Updated March 1, 2014
Tags: Bush, Fragrant, Medicinal, Vine, Yellow Flowers
This is the most recent variation of Jasmine I purchased, Jasminum Humile ‘Revolutum’. Jasminum Humile ‘Revolutum’ is a beautiful Yellow Jasmine, with a sweet warm fragrance. Oil can be extracted from the flowers and is largely imported from India. The scent is often described as “a middle note in perfumery”.
To encourage Jasminum Humile to bloom and grow better, slightly prune the ends of the branches. Like many Jasmine, and other plants, pruning will cause the plant to grow a branch or two from the closest axil (The angle between the upper surface of a leaf or leaf stalk and the stem that carries it). If your Jasminum Humile becomes overgrown just prune it back, early Spring is the best time to do this as Spring is a time of rapid growth and your Jasminum Humile will recover quickly.
Jasminum Humile may be used for a number of uses similar to Jasminum Officinale including massage muscle and joint pains, muscle spasms and sprains. Emotions/mind and nervous system for use with anxiety, depression, nervous exhaustion and stress-related disorders. Relieves repressed feelings, bitter jealously, low self-esteem, guilt, emotional abuse. Promotes optimism. Genito-urinary: for dysmenorrhea, frigidity, labor pains, and uterine disorders. Respiratory and immune system: used for catarrh, coughs, laryngitis. Skin/hair: for dry, irritated, sensitive, and oily skin. Analgesic (mild), antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, cicatrizant, expectorant, galactagogue, parturient, sedative, tonic (uterine).
I have not been able to verify from a first hand source if the flowers of Jasminum Humile are edible. I’d imagine that if they are ok to ingest for medical uses they are probably ok to eat, might be better used in small amounts until we know for sure eg to top salads, or place on a cake, etc.
PFAF.Org states that
“[Jasminum Humile] flowers are astringent and a tonic for the heart and bowels. A paste made from the flowers is considered effective in the treatment of intestinal problems. The juice of the root is used in the treatment of ringworm. The milky juice of the plant is used for destroying the unhealthy lining walls of chronic sinuses and fistulas.”
I would assume that if the flowers kill ringworm and cure intestinal problems, it sounds like it kills yeast in the gut. Many people have Candida yeast growing in their intestines because of their high carbohydrate + yeast filled diets such as noodles, breads, candy, sugar and the big one BEER! Beer is liquid bread and yeast and your warm intestines – a perfect environment for yeast to have a party. (You ever feel bloated after drinking? That is the effects of yeast that are growing). If you have an intestinal yeast infection, maybe this is the home remedy you’ve been waiting for!
Jasminum Humile can grow to over 12′ in height and width. If pruned well the plant will grow branches lower to the ground for more of a bush appearance, if left to grow and only pruned at the ends of the branches it will grow taller (ideal for arch way, trellis, etc).
I have a mail in to a few places for more specific information regarding the edibility of this plant, I’ll update when I get word.