Distilled from the unpeeled, dried root/rhizome, Ginger has a warm, slightly green, woody, spicy aroma. It is anti-catarrhal and digestive.
Distillation of the unpeeled, dried root/rhizome
Southern Asia and the Tropics (China)
A perennial herb 1m high with a thick, spreading, pungent root, from where the oil is distilled. It bears white or yellow flowers on a spike direct from the root.
A pale amber liquid with a warm, slightly green, woody, spicy aroma.
Used for centuries for digestive disorders including toothache. Also used for rheumatism, mucus excess, diarrhoea and malaria.
Ginger is analgesic, anti-catarrhal, digestive and expectorant. It is used for angina, indigestion, rheumatism, toothache, flatulence and constipation. It is also useful for fatigue, impotence and insomnia.
Blends well with
Frankincense, patchouli, rosewood, coriander and neroli.
Cautions and comments
There are no known contra-indications. Ginger essential oil is not hot as the hot part of the root is the hairs, which do not distil.
Main chemical constituents
Terpenes 20%, sesquiterpenes 55%
How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in cool, dark place.