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Fresh Ginger Essential Oil

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Ginger is another spice oil that is widely used in the culinary industry. It’s actually one of the first spices that made its way to Europe where the Greeks and Romans used it extensively as both a culinary spice and medicinal herb.

Name of Oil:Ginger

Latin Binomial:Zingiber officinale

Extraction Method:Steam

Countries of Origin:India, China, Asia, Australia, Africa

Scent Profile:warm, spicy, earthy, woody

Parts Used in distillation:flowers

Oil Characteristics:light yellow, thin, middle to base note, medium to strong intensity

Cultivation – Non Sprayed

 

Applications

Aromatherapy Uses:

Circulatory stimulant, heart tonic, poor circulation, cardiac fatigue, angina, abdominal distension, poor digestion, flatulence, rheumatism, arthritis, muscular pain, catarrh, coughs, sinusitis, sore throats

Subtle & Emotional Uses:

Warming, stimulating, motivation, increase determination and clarity

History

Originally used as a spice; Confucius claimed to be never without ginger when he ate.

Chemical Constituents

a-pinene, camphene, geranial, nerol, 1,8 cineole, ar-curumeme,zingiberene, z-b-farnesene, b-sesquiphellandrene, b-bisabolene, b-eudesmol

Safety & References

Safety:

Non-irritating, non-toxic, sensitizing to some people

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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