Useful properties and use of yellow jasmine, care
Description of yellow jasmine
Beautiful jasmine yellow is a unique climbing shrub with lanceolate petiolate leaves. This poisonous plant from the gentian family has white or slightly yellowish flowers with a delicious aroma.
A large number of toxic substances are found in the roots and bark. It can often be found in the Atlantic part of the vast North America. This wonderful evergreen with fragrant flowers is considered one of the earliest spring flowers.
Useful properties of yellow jasmine
Active active ingredients are poisonous alkaloids, which are represented by gelsemycin, gelsemium and sempervirin. Also, the plant contains various resins, essential oil and unique tannins. The powerful effect of gelsemium on the human body is due to the influence of its alkaloids. It should be mentioned that sempervirin is also a convulsive poison. Gelsemin is capable of exerting a weak toxic effect on the centers of the brain.
The most toxic of all known alkaloids, gelsemycin, causes anesthesia of the respiratory and vasomotor centers of an important medulla oblongata, which in turn leads to death. In addition, a blockade of special cholinergic receptors is observed, which interrupts the transmission of all impulses to numerous motor nerves.
Applying yellow jasmine
Yellow jasmine is used for migraines, whooping cough and angina pectoris in the form of ready-made preparations. It also has an undeniable effect on the human vascular system. By acting on the vasomotor vasomotor nerves, the plant produces a powerful passive rush of blood. Congestion can be both arterial and venous. Passive hyperemia refers only to veins and arteries. In addition to the nervous effect, yellow jasmine affects mucous surfaces. It has almost the same effect as Sepia and Kalmia.
The presented plant is indicated for ptosis with accompanied menstrual problems. It is also useful in diseases of rheumatic origin. It is often prescribed for certain types of headaches, for shortness of breath and serious defects in the swallowing muscles. Yellow jasmine is effective for gonorrhea. It relieves severe pain during urination.
Yellow Jasmine Care
Yellow jasmine is not a capricious flower. It does not require any special care. However, when growing a plant, some of its features should be taken into account. He prefers soils of equal proportions of sand, clay-sod and deciduous soil, while he does not like even small amounts of lime. It is recommended to water indoor jasmine with settled acidified water in a warm form. The soil should dry well between waterings. In the summer, the plant should be kept in warm enough rooms with mandatory spraying.
In winter at low temperatures, regular watering should be halved. The temperature should not be below 8 ° C warm. Young plants require an annual transplant in the spring; for adult flowers, it is enough to change the pot once every three years. Bright light and a small amount of direct sunlight are beneficial for this plant. However, yellow jasmine should be hidden from the midday sun.
Yellow jasmine responds well to regular feeding. It should be done the first time after bud formation and then continued throughout the flowering period. It is recommended to apply high-grade mineral and organic fertilizers every two weeks alternately. Dirty leaves and dry air as well as high temperatures and inadequate care can lead to pest infestation. Typically, the gorgeous yellow jasmine is attacked by red spider mites, aphids, and whiteflies.
Indoor jasmine is propagated by layering and cuttings. It should be mentioned that during the period of active growth, all cuttings root easily. They should be about 10 or 15 cm long. The most favorable temperature for planting is 20 ° C heat. Under all conditions, roots will usually form in about one month. Once rooted, the yellow jasmine can be transplanted into a small pot of light earth.
Protect the flower from the hot rays of the sun until it gets stronger. Don't forget to water and spray. When new young shoots appear, you can transplant the plant to a permanent place of residence.
Indoor yellow jasmine boasts an incomparable scent and chic little flowers. It is recommended to take it out of the bedroom at night because of its strong odor, which can cause severe headaches. The flowers of the plant are very similar to interesting stars, which are collected in several pieces in few-flowered brushes. Each flower blooms for 20 days. For yellow jasmine, curly stems are characteristic, on which are located pinnately complex leaves of the opposite shape.
Contraindications for yellow jasmine
The main contraindications for yellow jasmine include a long period of pregnancy. It is also not recommended to use various plant-based preparations and during lactation.
The author of the article: Sokolova Nina Vladimirovna | Phytotherapist
Education: Diploma in "General Medicine" and "Therapy" received at the Pirogov University (2005 and 2006). Advanced training at the Department of Phytotherapy at the Peoples' Friendship University of Moscow (2008).