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Jasmine Flowers

Jasmine Flowers

Commonly known as Arabian Jasmine, jasminum sambac has its roots in the southern point of the Himalayas as it expands into India-Southeast Asia and other tropical regions and nearby.
Jasmine is cultivated for the heady musky and sweet fragrance emanating from its white flowers.
The key word in its so beautiful fragrance is a chemical compound called Indole (Indole) this chemical compound is also found in liver.
In the perfume industry it is used after distillation of its oil in which indole (animal note) is found in about 2%.
In China they have been perfuming tea with jasmine flowers since the Southern Song Dynasty (AD 1127-1279).
As for its aromatic profile I will disappoint you because it is found in human feces which in high concentration creates bacteria which then provide amino acids called tryptophan (a precursor to serotonin which is a brain neurotransmitter and is considered by experts to be the chemical of happiness as it increases feelings of joy and contentment.
Indole (indole) which at high concentration gives us that repulsive smell while at low concentration levels we have that special floral and intoxicating aroma. Other volatile chemical compounds are jasmone, phenilacetic acid (honey scent) and finally linalool with its floral and citrusy character.
We scent our tonic with jasmine blossoms at Pinkie g & t.
Jasmine