Ginger Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Zingiber Officinale
Method of Cultivation: Cultivated without chemicals
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Root/Rhrizomes
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Fresh, warm, woody, sweet bright top note
Largest Producing Countries: Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Nigeria, and India
Traditional Use: Ginger is widely used in the food industry. It also has a history in the perfume industry, and is considered to have an oriental note to it. Used historically as a spice and also for digestive support. It has been utilized in Egyptian dishes, Greece gingerbread, Roman wines, Indian teas as well as Oriental herbal medications. Each one of these historical food items had their very own abilities from preventing outbreaks to soothing upset stomachs.
Therapeutic Properties and common uses: Analgesic, angina, antibacterial, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aperitive, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, club foot, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, low libido, stimulant, stomachic, tonic, warming.
Blend Classification: Personifier and Equalizer.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, cedarwood, clove, coriander, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, lime, mandarin, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang
Of Interest: The Doctrine of Signatures is a system that relates the shape of a plant to a system or organ in the human body. Ginger root shows an affinity with the digestive system. This relationship shows the link between ginger root and its usefulness for digestive ailments.
Safety Data: May cause skin irritation. Possibly phototoxic.
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