Ginger (Fresh) Essential Oil

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Ginger (Fresh) Essential Oil 100% PureBotanical Name: Zingiber officinale
Plant Family: Zingiberaceae
Country of Origin: Madagascar
Plant Part: Fresh Rhizome
Growth Method: Organic, Cultivated
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Color: Yellowish
Consistency: Thin
Strength of Aroma: Strong

Ginger is one of the most important and widely used spices worldwide. It is a perennial plant belongs to the family Zingiberaceae, which consists of 47 genera and of about 1400 species. Ginger is native to Southeast Asia and has been cultivated in countries such as India and China for over 3000 years. Today, Ginger is widely grown in hot, humid, tropical and subtropical regions around the world. The plant has thin, board leaves attached to a surprisingly succulent, spicy rhizome under the ground. The root of the Ginger is tangled and thick. The rhizomes are entirely yellow and are harvested when the plant is about a year old.

According to Ayurveda, Ginger is carminative and digestive. It is believed to be useful in anorexia, in dyspepsia, and for the suppression of inflammation. Dry Ginger is useful in dropsy, otalgia, cephalgia, asthma, cough, colic, diarrhea, flatulence, nausea and vomiting. Pharmacological studies have indicated the usefulness of Ginger in preventing nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy, pregnancy, travel and seasickness. Ginger also has antiplatelet activity, hypolipidemic activity and an anxiolytic effect. It is an ingredient in many Ayurveda preparations and is a folk cure for indigestion, fever, colic, and any ailment associated with the digestive system.

Ginger is also an important drug in the Chinese and Japanese system of medicines. In the Chinese Materia Medica, Ginger is indicated, for example, for the treatment of vomiting, diarrhea, light-headedness, blurred vision, dyspepsia, decrease in body temperature and high blood pressure. In the Chinese and Japanese systems of medicine, the dry and fresh Gingers constitute two different drugs that are used for different purposes.

Unlike dried Ginger, essential oil from fresh Ginger retains its true spicy aroma. It has a woody, fiery fragrance, with sharp green top notes and spicy undertones.

The fragrance of Ginger oil can relieve anxiety, depression, discontent, irrational behaviour and stress. More esoterically, it is said to balance a passive aggressive nature, heal poor relationships and enhance one’s perception of time and space.

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Ginger essential oil is not known to be either toxic or and irritant to the skin. It is believed to be mildly photo-toxic, therefore exposure to sunlight of the treated area of skin must be avoided for 24 hours after application of the oil.

Do not take essential oils internally or use without the guidance of a qualified practitioner. The information provided here is for general use only and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment. Pregnant women should always consult their physician prior to using.

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