Botanical name: Zingiber officinale.
Country of origin: India.
Method of extraction: distillation.
Plant part: root.
Colour: pale yellow to a darker amber.
Consistency: medium to watery.
Perfumery note: top-middle.
Scent: fiery, spicy, strong.
Properties: warming, strengthening.
Ingredients (INCI): Zingiber Officinale Root Oil, Citral*, Geraniol*, Limonene**, Linalool*.
*: component of natural essential oil.
Major constituents: a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, 1,8-cineole, linalool, borneol, y-terpineol, nerol, neral, geraniol, geranial, geranyl acetate, b-bisabolene and zingiberene.
Blends well with: bergamot, frankincense, neroli, rose, sandalwood and ylang-ylang.
- In diffusers, it can be used to help relieve nausea, colds, flu and loss of libido.
- In blended massage oil or diluted in the bath, it can be used for arthritis, rheumatism, lethargy, nausea, colds and flu, muscle aches, poor circulation and digestive upsets.
- As a part of a cream or lotion it can be used for arthritis, muscle aches, rheumatism, and also to help with poor circulation and to disperse bruises.
- When used with hot compresses, ginger oil can be used for arthritis, rheumatism, muscle aches and digestive upsets.
- For ease of use, when applying a drop of oil to a handkerchief for quick inhalation, it can be used for nausea, indigestion, colds and flu and travel sickness.
100% natural essential oil (USDA organic certification).
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The plant is said to originate from India, China and Java, yet is also native to Africa and the West Indies. It was most likely brought to Europe between the 10th and 15th century as a condiment and spice.
Ginger is a perennial herb and grows to about 1 m (3 - 4 ft) high with a thick spreading tuberous rhizome. Every year it shoots up a stalk with narrow spear-shaped leaves, as well as white or yellow flowers growing directly from the root.
It has been used as a medicine since very early times and is recorded in both Sanskrit and Chinese texts and is also mentioned in the literature of the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Arabians. Asian medicine uses dried ginger for stomach problems such as stomach-ache, diarrhea, and nausea. The Chinese also use it to boost the heart and to help with mucus and phlegm.
The name ginger is said to be derived from the Gingi district in India, where tea made from ginger is used for stomach upsets.