Name Ginger Essential Oil, China
Category Essential Oils
Species Zingiber officinale Roscoe, fam. Zingiberaceae
Method Steam Distilled
Ginger Essential Oil, China
Ginger Essential Oil, China, (Zingiber officinale), can be used to combat the effects of motion sickness and has been studied for its gentle, simulating effects.
Action: Ginger essential oil is a digestive tonic, sexual tonic, reduces pain, and is an expectorant.
Traditional Uses: Ginger essential oil is used to combat the effects of motion sickness and has been studied for its gentle, simulating effects. Women in the West African country of Senegal weave belts of Ginger Root to restore their mates sexual potency.
Indication: Arthritis, rheumatism, indigestion, digestive disorders, and motion sickness.
Other Uses: Ginger may be used for alcoholism, loss of appetite, arthritis, chills, respiratory infections, congestion, coughs, digestive disorders, infectious diseases, muscular aches/pains, nausea, rheumatism, sinusitis, sore throats, and sprains.
Application: Diffuse or apply topically. May be added to food or rice milk as a dietary supplement or flavoring.
Fragrant Influence: Gentle, stimulating, endowing physical energy, and courage.
Safety Data: If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Repeated use can possibly result in contact sensitization. Avoid direct sunlight after use.
Companion Oils: All spice oils, all citrus oils, Eucalyptus radiata, frankincense, geranium, myrtle, rosemary CT cineol, and spearmint.
Ginger Essential Oil, China is warm, sweet and powerful with citrus like notes comparable to orange and lemon. Hints of lemongrass and corriander are also reported. The natural chemistry of lemongrass includes sesquiterpenes, famesene, methyl heptenone, cineol, borneol, geraniol, linalool, zingerone and gingerol. Typically steam distillation yields about one percent.