Jasmine is a small white flower with a pleasant fragrance. Jasmine is used as a decorative flower for all occasions. Indian women wear this flower on their hair. It is weaved in length with the help of a thread. In North India, some communities use this flower to cover the face of the bridegrooms. Other flowers like kanakambaram and marigold are also used by Indian women to decorate their hair. They are also used to make garlands. Jasmine is grown and marketed in various parts of the country. In India the Jasmine plant is related to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Jasmine flowers are used in the religious offerings.
The Jasmine flower is used for removing intestinal worms and is also used for jaundice and venereal diseases. The flower buds are useful in treating ulcers, vesicles, boils, skin diseases and eye disorders.
Jasmine oil is used used for making perfumes and incense. Its flowers are used to flavour Jasmine tea and other herbal or black tea. Its oil is also used in creams, shampoos and soaps. In India Jasmine flowers are stringed together to make garlands.