Plant Information

Scientific Name: Trachelospermum jasminoides
Alternative Names: Chinese Jasmin

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  • Perennial
  • Trachelospermum jasminoides is called Star Jasmine in Europe and Chinese Jasmine in Asia.
  • Star Jasmine is native to eastern and south-eastern Asia - Japan, Korea, southern China and Vietnam.
  • It is an evergreen, woody climber with opposite, oval to lanceolate leaves and can grow up to 3m.
  • Star Jasmine will grow in full sun and partial or total shade and well-drained soil.
  • It needs moderate water and fertilizer.
  • If grown in full sun it will bears fragrant white flowers in summer.
  • It is prone to fungal infection if the soil is constantly wet.
  • Star Jasmine can tolerate temperatures down to about -5°c when grown against a wall.
  • They are slow-growing when young and are then more susceptible to damage by frost and cold winds.
  • Star Jasmine may put on no new growth for the first 2 - 3 years after planted.
  • It can be used as a climbing vine, a groundcover or as a fragrant potted plant on terraces and patios.
  • Star Jasmine can be propagated with cuttings.

Parts Used

  • The whole plant - leaves and flowering stems.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Star Jasmine is especially useful for the aged.
  • The leaf is restorative and tonic and the flowering stems are anodyne, analgesic, antibacterial, anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, depurative, emmenagogue, febrifuge, resolvent, tonic and vasodilator.
  • A decoction is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, sore throats and various boils and abscesses.
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