Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Scent of Jasmine


Jasmine or Jessamine (Jasminum) (from Persian yasmin, i.e. "gift from God"[1][2], via Arabic[3]) is a genus of shrubs and vines in the olive family (Oleaceae),with about 200 species, native to tropical and warm temperate regions of the Old World. The majority of species grow as climbers on other plants or on structures. The leaves can be either evergreen or deciduous, and are opposite in most species; leaf shape is simple, trifoliate or pinnate with up to nine leaflets. Jasmine tea is also very efficient against coughs, sore throats or other problems to do with the bronchites.

10 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Beautiful, Sue, and I love Jasmine...

Susanne49 said...

YEAH, Jasmine can be addicting, believe me, Michele. I felt that ;ast Sunday afternoon. :)

Carole said...

Beautiful. I can smell it from here. That must be wonderful having all that bloom around your doorway.

Bob Johnson said...

Hey Susanne, great shot, looks like it should smell cool,lol.

Susanne49 said...

Hi Carol,

I think it smells very strong,almost like perfume and a lot of people get headache from Jasmine scent.

Thanks for your comment.

Susanne49 said...

Hi Bob,

thanks for your kind comment.:-)

SP Lim said...

The scent of Jasmine is especially strong towards the evening.
Great shot, was thinking about the small shrub in my garden.

Susanne49 said...

Hi SP Lim

thank you for visiting my blog and for this kind comment.Enjoy the cent in your Garden!

Rick said...

Love the smell of jasmine! A restraunt I ate at had a tressel covered in it and it smelled so wonderful.

Susanne49 said...

Hi Rick,

thanks for stopping at my blog to write this nice comment. I appreciate that.

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