Ginger Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Root
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.
Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aperitive, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, stimulant, stomachic, tonic
Benefits: Bruises, chills, colds, congestion, constipation, coughs, cramps, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, flatulence, hangover, headaches, indigestion, loss of appetite, muscular aches and pains, nausea, nervous exhaustion, poor circulation, sore throat, sprains, toothache, travel sickness, vomiting. The stimulant action of this oil makes it useful for fatigue and exhaustion. It may be added to a blend to be diffused into the air.
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.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).