Ginger (Zingiber officinalis)
Ginger essential oil-
Latin name: Zingiber officinalis
Extraction method: Steam Distilled, Hydrodiffusion, CO2 extraction
Parts used: Fresh root
Countries of Origin: China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka
Perfumery note: Top
Point of Interest: The ancient Greeks used Ginger for stomach issues, poisoning. To this day, Ginger tea is used for an upset, nauseated stomach. CO2 derived Ginger reveals more of the natural aroma of Ginger.
Color: Pale yellow to pale amber
Aroma: Warm, sharp, spicy. Hints of citrus. Woody.
Properties: Contact an aromatherapist.
Energetics: Chakras-Root, navel, solar plexus heart. TCM-warming properties. Tonifies the Yang Qi of the Kidneys. (Battaglia)
Blends well with: Spices-Bay, Caraway, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Coriander, Clove, Rosemary, Spearmint, verbena. Citrus- Orange, Lemon, Lime. Florals-Geranium. Others-Frankincense, Myrtle, Cajeput, Eucalyptus.
Mode of application: Bath. (CO2 extracted may cause dermatitis and not recommended for bath), topical, compress, massage, inhalation, diffuser. CO2 may cause irritation to the mucous membranes and delicate membranes of the sinuses. Not recommended for a diffuser. (Battaglia)
Safety information: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. No contraindications.
Disclaimer: This information is intended for education purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA. This information may not be complete or fully accurate. This information is not intended to cure, diagnose, prevent or treat disease. As with all essential oils, always dilute prior to using topically and please perform a skin patch test prior to using. Essential oils, if used internally, should be under the direction of a qualified practitioner in Aromatic Medicine. Always seek the advise of a qualified, trained aromatherapist. Don't ever hesitate to ask about the education of the Aromatherapist. Keep out of the reach of children.