Ginger

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Botanical name:       

Zingiber Officinalis

Origin:

Caribbean, China, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka

 

Method of extraction:

Steam distillation

 

Color of Oil:

Pale yellow

 

Viscosity:

Thin

 

Extracted from:

Root

 

Note clarification:

Middle or base

 

Aroma:

Warm, spicy, woody, earthy and herbaceous

 

Blends well with:

Bay leaf, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cedarwood, coriander, clove bud, cypress, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, immortelle, jasmine, juniper berry, lemon, lime, linden blossom, mandarin, marjoram, niaouli, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, Rosalina, rose, rosemary, rose otto, sandalwood, spearmint, star anise, sweet orange, turmeric, vanilla, vetiver, ylang ylang

 

Therapeutic uses:

It is warming and encourages circulation

In a massage oil it helps to treat:

Weak and achy muscles

Sprains

Warms up cold limbs

Relieves painful joints caused by arthritis or rheumatism

Combats numbness in the limbs

In an inhaler:

It can relieve nausea, motion sickness, and jet lag.

It is useful to treat sinus congestion and is considered an expectorant

In a topical treatment:

Its anti-spasmodic properties help with menstrual cramps

Safety:

General risk is low.

Although some say that Ginger is phototoxic. The level is phototoxicity that ginger poses is very low.

Do not use in the bath

 

Approximate shelf life:

(Undiluted)

6 * 7 years (refrigerated)

Note:

Avoid using this oil in showers or in the bath.

Sources:

Please refer to the 'References and Certifications' page. 

 

Disclaimer:

Do not use any essential oils or essential oil blends if you have any underlying health conditions. Some oils are not safe for children, pregnant women, or pets. Always check with your doctor or certified aromatherapist, if you are unsure about the benefits or contra-indicators of a recipe or its ingredients. ‘A Scented Story’ is solely my platform to share my experiences with essential oils and other natural products. I do not prescribe any treatments.