Jasmine is botanically known as Jasminum officinale or jæsmᵻnəm and belongs to the olive family of Oleaceae. This shrub comprises of approximately two hundred species that are originally from Oceania, Eurasia and Australasia.
Jasmine is mostly planted for the distinctive fragrance of its flowers. Different countries have different names for jasmine for example; Marathi calls it kunda, Hindi calls it kundphul, India calls it Indian jasmine, Sanskrit calls it magha mallika or kundah and English people refer to it as downy jasmine. It is also known as winter jasmine.