Scientific name : Zingiber officinalis
Oil origin : Root
Extraction : Steam distillation
Aroma : Warm, spicy, characteristic of ginger
Odor strength : Medium
Evaporation : Middle note
Origin : China
Ginger essential oil is considered a powerful nerve tonic, good for exhaustion and mental fatigue, and best used in combination with other oils. It also aids with congestion, colds, coughs, bronchitis, excess fluids, swelling, spasms, fever, headaches, arthritis, sprains, bruises, soreness, poor circulation, varicose veins, raised body temperature, toothache, and is a renown for its ability to combat nausea. Its analgesic properties help with reducing pain from muscular aches, arthritis, sprains, rheumatism, joint pain, and stiffness. It has also been used since antiquity as an aphrodisiac, improving libido and impotence.
Chinese medicine has employed fresh and dried ginger for the treatment of fevers, coughs, and nausea. Ginger spread to Europe in the Middle Ages and is said to have been used to combat the Black Death due to its ability to make a person perspire.
Ginger essential oil is an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-allergic, carminative, febrifuge, stimulant, tonic, expectorant, and antioxidant.
Ginger essential oil is an exotic addition to cosmetic applications, personal care formulations, soaps, perfumery, incense, candles, and aromatherapy. Highly recommended.
The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
Safety precautions: Extremely potent use with care. Consult a professional reference for correct dilution ratios prior to application.
Avoid in pregnancy and lactation. Keep away from eye area. Keep out of reach of children.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
"The present report revealed that ginger oil possesses antioxidant activity as well as significant anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive properties."
"Ginger root is commonly recommended for preventing seasickness and is found to be superior to dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) or placebo against symptoms of motion sickness."
"Ginger has been recommended to combat nausea associated with chemotherapy."
"Ginger and its constituents have been reported to inhibit tumor promotion in mouse skin."
"Components of ginger rhizomes are reported to contain potent compounds capable of suppressing allergic reactions and might be useful for the treatment and prevention of allergic diseases."
"Ginger has been suggested to have antidiabetic effects."
"The most common use of ginger is to alleviate the vomiting and nausea associated with pregnancy, chemotherapy, and some types of surgery."
Complete Scientific Study Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24020099