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Hel_Saga Posted 4/9/2008 2:46:30 AM
Hi. Welcome to the Sampaguita field. White and pure, this flower has a scent that I'm sure you'll love.
Sampaguita is a Filipino word. The flower is also called Jasminum Sambac, Arabian Jasmine, Mogra (Hindi), Melati (Malay and Indonesian Language), Mallepuvvu (Telugu), Mallipu (Tamil), Mallige (Kannada) and Kaliyan (Urdu).
Sampaguita is the national flower of the Philippines and Indonesia. It is believed to have originated from India.
In the Philippines, the flowers are gathered and strung into leis, corsages and crowns or its oils distilled and sold in stores, streets, and outside churches. The garlands may be used to welcome guests, or as an offering or adornment in religious altars.
In Indonesia, the flower symbolizes purity, eternal love and nobility. It also symbolizes the beauty of a girl. The flower is commonly used in religious or cultural ceremony especially in Java and Bali. It is nicknamed puspa bangsa (nation flower or people flower) by the government.
In Hawaii, the flower is known as "pikake" or "pikaki," and is used to make fragrant leis. In South India, jasmines are strung into thick strands and worn as a hair adornment. In China, the flower is processed and used as the main ingredient in jasmine tea.
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