Ginger Essential Oil

£7.49 £14.69 inc VAT

Distilled from the unpeeled, dried root/rhizome, Ginger has a warm, slightly green, woody, spicy aroma. Ginger is anti-catarrhal and digestive.

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Description

Ginger | Latin Name: Zingiber Officinalis| Family: Zingerberaceae| Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Root, Rhizome

This Essential Oil is a pale amber liquid with a warm, slightly green, woody, spicy aroma.

Ginger is a perennial herb 1 metre 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. Native to Southern Asia and cultivated all over the tropics. Several other varieties of this species according to location are all used to produce to oils with slight variations in their properties. The oleoresin produced is used as a component in fragrances, foods, alcoholic and soft drinks.

Blends

Blends well with: Frankincense, Patchouli, Rosewood, Coriander, Bay, Cajuput, Caraway, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove, Elemi, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lemon, Lime, Myrtle, Orange, Rosemary and Neroli.

Ginger is a TOP note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours

Properties

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.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

A spice highly esteemed throughout the ages, The dried root was a popular condiment and an aromatic stimulant. Used for centuries for digestive disorders including a toothache.  Also used for rheumatism, mucus excess, diarrhoea and malaria.

Safety Data & MSDS

There are no known contra-indications.  The essential oil is not as hot as the hot part of the root is the hairs, which do not distil.

Terpenes 20%, sesquiterpenes 55%

Ginger MSDS
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