Therapeutic Ginger Root essential oil
Botanical name : Zingiber officinale
Extraction method / Source : Steam distillation / Dried rhizomes (roots)
Aroma : Sharp, warm, woody, spicy, fresh, tenacious
Note classification : Middle Odor Intensity : 4
Key constituents : Zingaberene, ar-curumeme (Current Certificate of Analysis available upon request)
Shelf Life: 3 years or longer, if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.
Plant description : Botanical family : Zingaberaceae Ginger is a tropical perennial plant which produces dark green lanceolate leaves and yellow flowers with purple markings. It arises from a tuberous rhizome, and grows to a height of 4 feet. Native to India, ginger is now also cultivated in China, Australia, Southeast Asia and parts of Africa.
Regions of Production : India
Growing Practices : Cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
Properties : Analgesic, antiemetic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac , carminative, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, rubifacient, stimulant, stomachic, sudorific, tonic (Battaglia, 2003) Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits : Warming, use as a compress to help relieve joint pain (rheumatism, arthritis) and muscular pain. Reduces flatulence, helps relieve nausea. For motion sickness and morning sickness, blend with Roman Chamomile and Sweet Orange. Recommended for coughs, sinusitis, chronic bronchitis and sore throat. Used in natural perfume making.
Modes of Administration : Topical : massage, compress. Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, aromatherapy inhaler
Fragrant influences: Uplifting, sharpens the senses, promotes mental clarity and determinism.
Safety : Non-toxic, non-irritating, may cause sensitivity in some individuals.
Blends well with : Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clove, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
History / Fun Facts :
Althea Press, Essential Oils : Natural Remedies, 2015. Althea Press, Berkeley, CA.
Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia
Cooksley, Valerie Gennari, Aromatherapy: Soothing Remedies to Restore, Rejuvenate, and Heal, 2002. Prentice Hall Press, New York, NY.
Cooksley, Valerie Gennari, Aromatherapy : A Holistic Guide to Natural Healing with Essential Oils, 2015. Floramed Publishing, The Woodlands, TX.
Green, Mindy, Natural Perfumes, 1999. Interweave Press, Loveland, CO.
Halpern, Georges M., M.D., Ph.D., Weverka, Peter, The Healing Trail: Essential Oils of Madagascar, 2003, Basic Health Publications, Inc., North Bergen, NJ.
International Fragrance Research Association, http://www.ifraorg.org/en-us/standards (January 5, 2016)
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