Osmanthus has been used for thousands of years as a culinary and medicinal herb. In the olive family, it is a shrub or tree that can grow to be 35 feet tall and flowers with a lovely peach or apricot scent.
It is often used to help promote healthy vibrant skin, lower blood pressure, and calm nerves.
Here are three fun and important healing facts about this plant:
- Studies have shown that just smelling its lovely aroma can trigger neurological chemicals in the brain that decrease nervous appetite impulses.
- Osmanthus is often used in TCM to Clear Toxins, especially in the kidney and liver.
- In Northern India, the flowers of osmanthus are used to protect clothes from insects.
Find out more about this important culinary and medicinal herb.