Jasmine has been cultivated for centuries for its delicate white flowers and heady floral scent. It is regarded as one of the most mystical of all flowers. Jasmine hails from the Middle and Far East, where it once graced palace gardens and inspired poets. The name comes from the Persian “Yasmin,” meaning fragrance. In the language of flowers, Jasmine symbolizes purity and grace. The flowers bloom in the evening, leading to colorful nicknames for Jasmine such as “Queen of the Night,” and “Moonlight on the Grove.”
In the Witch’s pantry, Jasmine is available as dried flowers and as a scented oil. The dried yellow-white petals do not hold much fragrance, and are instead used for their symbolic power. Jasmine tea is made by infusing green or white tea leaves with Jasmine, and is excellent for divination.
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