☘ Origin: Asia, Wild in Vietnam, Southern China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Myanmar, India and Bangladesh
☘ Family: Coffee Family Rubiaceae
☘ Botanical Name: Gardenia jasminoides
☘ Common Name(s): Cape Jasmine
Gardenia flowers are given as symbols of trust. They show love and respect for a person. They can also symbolize clarity because of this single white hue, the gardenia is often viewed as a representation of purity, clarity, and innocence, often used in wedding ceremonies.
They are associated with beauty and are meant to bring the luck of attracting suitors. This is the case especially for parents who are eager for their daughters to meet a life partner and get married.
The Gardenia is not a popular choice of homeowners who desires to bring Feng Shui symbolism into the home space, but when they are selected, they are generally placed in common areas such as the living room.
If you’re someone who uses scent to improve your mood, then Gardenia could be just the thing for you. Floral scent of Gardenia has properties that can induce relaxation and even reduce stress. What’s more, when used as a room spray, the antibacterial properties could clean the air of airborne pathogens and eliminate odour.
☘ If you are one of the millions who suffer from insomnia, take a whiff of your gardenia plant before turning in.
☘ Researchers in Germany discovered that compounds in gardenia's fragrance have the same effect as prescription-strength drugs, without the side effects.
☘ Additionally, Gardenia oil has been used to treat a large number of disorders throughout history.