Ginger Essential Oil
Latin Name: Zingiber officinalis Roscoe
Part of plant: Rhizome
Aroma Character: Warm, spicy
Blends Well with: Coriander, Juniper, Vetiver
Ginger Properties: Stimulates digestion and respiratory organs; blood purifier; febrifuge; analgesic; against rheumatism; aphrodisiac; against scurvy; antiseptic; good for the eyes, aromatic hydrolate (ginger water).
Ginger Indications: Digestive complaints, constipation,; chronic bronchitis; impotence; tooth neuralgia, rheumatism.
Ginger Main Components: Zingiberone, d-phellandrene, gingerol, cineole, isoborneol, citrale.
Ginger Contraindications, side effects: None known by normal dosages.
Ginger comes China, Indonesia and sometimes the West Indies and was mentioned way back in history, not only in Roman times but also in its ancient home of China.
Ginger is well known as a digestive aid. The herb grows up to 4 feet, or 120cm high, but it is the rhizome which provides the spice and the essential oil.
The Chinese God of Long Life wore a yellow ginger coloured robe, paying tribute to the use that they saw for the herb.
Ginger was introduced into the West Indies by the Spanish to try and steal the trade from the Far East.