GINGER ESSENTIAL OIL
Scientific name: Zingiber officinale
Family: Zingiberaceae, ginger
Form: steam distilled essential oil
BEST FOR COMBINATION SKIN
- pain relieving
Ginger root is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, invigorating and warming. Its active constituents include: terpenes such as gingerols zingiberene and shogaols (named after the plant), and fatty acids. In addition to its application for skin, these properties make ginger root beneficial for aching muscles, arthritis, migraines and poor circulation. When taken orally, it is a digestive tonic, supports a healthy cardiovascular system and is anticarcinogenic. Ginger’s aroma is described as a spicy, sharp, warm top-middle note with a hint of lemon and pepper, and its effects are energizing and stimulating for poor memory. Emotional benefits include ease of: emotional and mental fatigue, fear, physical fatigue and shyness.
Fresh, warm, woody, sweet bright top note
Largest Producing Countries
Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Nigeria, and India
Ginger is widely used in the food industry. It also has a history in the perfume industry, and is considered to have an oriental note to it.
Analgesic, antibacterial, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aperitive, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, stimulant, stomachic, tonic
Blends Well With
Bergamot, cedarwood, clove, coriander, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, lime, mandarin, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang
The Doctrine of Signatures is a system that relates the shape of a plant to a system or organ in the human body. Ginger root shows an affinity with the digestive system. This relationship shows the link between ginger root and its usefulness for digestive ailments.