Ginger Essential Oil - Dried
Botanical binomial: Zingiber officinalis
Other names: Ginger
Country of Origin: China
Part of plant used in production: Root
Methods of production: Steam Distillation
Description: A perennial herb with pungent tuberous roots, ginger can grow up to 1 meter high. Ginger is a tropical plant originating from Asia. Now it is found in Africa, Arabia and Central and South America.
Characteristics: The oil is pale yellow but may darken depending on origin. Ginger oil, just like the root has a sharp, spicy and warm fragrance reminiscent of citrus and coriander with a hint of a balsamic floral woody odour.
Properties: Analgesic, antiseptic, bactericidal, carminative, cephalic, expectorant, febrifuge, stimulant, stomachic.
Constituents: pinene, camphene, 1,8 cineole, linalool, borneol, geranyl acetate, zingiberene
Uses: In perfumery, Ginger oil creates oriental and floral fragrances. Ginger makes a warming massage oil for easing swelling from fluid retention or for rheumatism. It treats colds, coughs, and is recommended for catarrhal lung conditions for its expectorant properties. Ayurvedic medicine considers ginger a universal medicine used to treat many physical and spiritual ailments.
Safety: For external use only. Should be diluted prior to skin application. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. May cause skin irritation for some individuals, a skin patch test is recommended prior to use. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy.