Ginger - Zingiber officinale

Fiery and fortifying. Comforting oil and for massaging on the muscles. Good for nausea and sickness. Blend with orange for warming winter baths. 

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County of Origin Madagascar
Botanical Family Zingiberaceae
Therapeutic Properties Analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-emetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-spasmodic, anti-viral, carminative, hypotensive, mucolytic, tonic, warming
Chemical Family Sesquiterpenes
Approx. Shelf Life 8 years
Plant Parts Rhizome
Note Classification Middle | Base
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled
Blends well with Cinnamon, Coriander, Clove, Elemi, Eucalyptus, Olibanum, Geranium, Lemon, Lime, Myrtle, Orange, Rosemary, Spearmint

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History: It has been used for centuries in the East as a spice and medicinally. Ginger is used for strengthening the heart, rheumatism, a general tonic, malaria, colds and diarrhea. In Ayurvedic medicine, it was used for liver problems, intestinal gas, hemorrhoids and anemia.

Characteristics: A middle note with a medium aroma, Ginger Essential Oil has a warm, spicy, woody scent with a hint of lemon and pepper.

Clinical Studies:

Indications: Used to warm, improve circulation, improve digestion, soothe the intestines, relieve flatulence, uplifts moods, improve mental clarity and memory, stimulate entire body, relieve traveling sickness, relieve aches and pains, and cleanse the bowels.

Personality Profile:

Subtle Aromatherapy:

Mode of Administration:  Aroma lamp, bath (with proper fixed oil), diffusor, food and drink, inhaler, light bulb ring, massage, mist spray, tea.

Safety:  Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2005
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopeadia Britannica. USA, 2014
Photos attribution – istock Photos
Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
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        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
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    Fiery and fortifying. Comforting oil and for massaging on the muscles. Good for nausea and sickness. Blend with orange for warming winter baths. 

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