Snake Jasmine Plant


While native to India, the plant can now be found growing in many tropical counties with humid climates. It is widely distributed across sub-continental parts of India and China as well as various countries in Southeast Asia such as Thailand.

The plant has been used traditionally in Asian countries to treat a wide range of medical conditions including ringworm, prickly heat and tuberculosis. The leaves and roots of this shrub are also used applied topically as a poultice to treat various skin conditions including eczema.

The plant gets its common name because it was historically used to treat snake bites.


1. Snake Jasmine Helps Treat Skin Disorders

Make a paste out of its leaves and apply it on your skin that has issues with itching, psoriasis, eczema, or ringworm. It’s said to be more effective if you combine it with turmeric.

2. Helps Relieve Allergies

Snake jasmine’s leaves contain certain compounds that have anti-allergic qualities. One of these compounds is naphthoquinone.

If you’re suffering from symptoms of allergies, you can drink a cup of snake jasmine leaf tea as a form of home remedy.

3. Snake Jasmine May Help With Cognitive Disorders

Consuming snake jasmine may help you prevent or reduce the risks of getting neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

It is said that this is because of the antioxidants present in this plant.

It’s able to stimulate the production of new neural pathways that can slow down or even stop the progression of the diseases mentioned above.

4. Has Antimicrobial Qualities

The extracts of snake jasmine have been found to have antimicrobial qualities that are effective against a number of certain bacteria.

5. Snake Jasmine Helps Relieve Stomach Problems

The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory qualities of snake jasmine can play a big role in maintaining the health of your stomach.

It can help prevent gastrointestinal issues like bloating, constipation, cramps, diarrhea, and gastric ulcers.

6. Has Anti-inflammatory Qualities

Snake jasmine is used traditionally to treat inflammations.

It helps reduce inflammations by either consuming it or applying it topically to the affected part.

This can work pretty well with inflammations caused by your arthritis.

To make it more effective, you can create a paste out of snake jasmine leaves and turmeric.

7. Snake Jasmine May Help Manage Diabetes

Snake jasmine is also used by some to reduce blood sugar levels.

You can usually drink a cup of snake jasmine tea to get this effect.

8. Helps Reduce Cholesterol Levels

Consuming snake jasmine can be helpful if you’re having problems with your elevated cholesterol levels.

It is said that this plant has antihyperlipidemic properties.


If you are pregnant or breast feeding, you should avoid using this herb.

Children should not use the herb.

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