Ginger Essential Oil Plant/Part Herb/Root Latin Name Zingiber Officinale Note Top Extraction Distillation
Aroma Spicy, sharp, warm and pleasant, very alive with a hint of lemon and pepper.
Features Obtained from Jamaica. It is a herb with a reed-like white flowering stem rising from a creeping jointed root.
History 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.
Mind Warming to the emotions, aids memory. Very cheering and indicated for tiredness.
Body 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.
Blends 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.