In Hinduism the Jasmine flower symbolizes divine hope. In Thailand it symbolizes motherhood. In China they are a symbol of feminine sweetness, kindness and beauty. The Jasmine is also the national flower of Indonesia, Pakistan, and the Philippines. As a girl's name, it comes from ancient Persian and means "gift from God." Sampaguita, a variety of jasmine, comes from Tagalog "sumpa kita," in English, "I promise you." Couples once exchanged sampaguita necklaces just as a today's couples give wedding rings. Jasmine penetrates the soul and opens up emotions. In ancient Egypt, Cleopatra used jasmine oil to seduce Anthony. It is still a favorite ingredient in perfumes all over the world.
(There are different interpretations for the meanings & uses of plants. Here we offer some general info. but encourage you to work/meditate and find your own.)