Essential Oil – Ginger
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Ginger Essential Oil
Latin Name Zingiber Officinale
Spicy, sharp, warm and pleasant, very alive with a hint of lemon and pepper.
Obtained from Jamaica. It is a herb with a reed-like white flowering stem rising from a creeping jointed root.
The Chinese used it to break up phlegm and strengthen the heart. There is some uncertainty about its introduction into Europe, possibly in the 10th or 15th century.
Warming to the emotions, aids memory. Very cheering and indicated for tiredness.
Use for excess moisture as in catarrh, flu, runny colds, sore throats, tonsillitis, reduces fever, colds, digestion, flatulence, diarrhoea, hangovers, travel sickness, arthritis, rheumatic pain, cramps, sprains, muscle spasm, angina, chilblains, high cholesterol, aphrodisiac, breaking down clots of blood, good for the eye sight (no Essential Oils should be used directly on this delicate area). Said to improve hearing and generally sharpens the senses.
Effect on skin
Helpful in clearing bruising and sores.
Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Lemon, Lime, Litsea Cubeba, Orange, Rosemary, Vetiver.
Essential Oils to Avoid
Diabetes – Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lemon
Epilepsy – Eucalyptus, Fennel, Rosemary, Sage
High Blood Pressure – Rosemary
Pregnancy – Basil, Birch, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Marjoram, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rosemary, Turmeric
Avoid all essential oils during the first three months of pregnancy.
Skin Sensitivity – Black pepper, Citronella, Clove, Ginger, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, Turmeric
Photosensitising Oils – Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Mandarin and Tangerine
They react to ultraviolet light making the skin more sensitive.
Avoid stimulants after using essential oils, especially alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods. An aftercare advice sheet should be available after your first treatment.