10 ml - £5.25
Ginger oil is used in the treatment of fractures, rheumatism, arthritis, bruising, carbuncles, nausea, hangovers, travel and sea sickness, colds and flu, catarrh, congestion, coughs, sinusitis, sores on the skin, sore throat, diarrhoea, colic, cramps, chills and fever.
Ginger essential oil is extracted from the plant Zingiberaceae officinale of the Zingiberaceae family and is also known as Common or Jamaica Ginger.
The name ginger is said to be derived from the Gingi district in India, where tea made from ginger is used for stomach upsets. It is believed that Ginger was brought to Europe between the 10th and 15th century as both a condiment and spice. It has been used for medicinal purposes since the ancient times; it is recorded specifically in both Sanskrit and Chinese texts. It is also mentioned in literature from the Greeks, Romans, and Arabians.
Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale.
Common Name: Ginger.
Family Name: Zingiberaceae.
Parts used: The think, horizontal root of the plants, known as a rhizome. These are dried and ground.
Aroma: warm, spicy, woody scent with a hint of lemon and pepper.
Colour: light yellow.
Country of origin: Asia (especially India), Jamaica, Nigeria.
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation.
Chemical Type: ginger may consist of Zingiberene (Sesquiterpene0, zingiberol, gingerol, gingerone plus traces of camphene and citronellal.
Properties: analgesic, antispasmodic, laxative, rubefacient, stimulant, stomachic, tonic, warming.
Which systems/conditions benefit from its use?
Skin: stimulates circulation thus helps heal bruises and chilblains.
Skeletal: eases joint pain, arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Muscular: relieves cramps, muscle spasms, pains and sprains. Relieves arthritis, rheumatism.
Circulatory: stimulates the poor circulation which helps to ease blood vassel problems such as varicose veins, warming to cold hands and feet and high cholesterol.
Nervous: warms emotions, especially when lethargic and fatigues. It stimulates mental activity, enhances memory, concentration and self confidence. Attract prosperity in your life.
Digestive: settles the stomach, nausea, motion sickness, stimulates appetite.
Respiratory: eases flu and cold symptoms, especially catarrh, sore throats, fever, runny nose.
General: remove toxins, stimulate and wakes up body. Removes bad breath and disinfects air.
Blends well with: Since ginger oil is strong smelling, it can overpower weaker oils, but blends well with all citrus and spicy oils such as Bergamot, Frankincense, Neroli, Rose, Sandalwood and Ylang-Ylang.
Blended oil or in the bath:
In blended massage oil or diluted in the bath, it can be used for arthritis, rheumatism, lethargy, nausea, colds and flu, muscle aches, poor circulation and digestive upsets.
Aromatic lamp: aphrodisiac, tonic, aromatic: 6 -7 drops ginger oil.
Aroma pendant: as an aphrodisiac to attract women and excitation, tonic, sedative - 1 - 2 drops of ginger.
Bath: tonic, for nervous tension - For a full body bath up to 6 drops and 1-2 drops for a foot bath. Bath temperature 28-35˚C, lasting 10-15 minutes in the evening, purifies the body of toxins.
Steam Inhalation: for sore throats, coughs, bronchitis - place 1 or 2 drops in a bowl of hot water or a proprietary steamer.
Massage: warming, exciting - 8 drops Ginger oil in 25 ml base oil / almond, apricot kernel, grape seed, avocado / enhance male potency, gives courage and faith in their abilities.
In sports injuries: compresses with 1-2 drops of ginger oil mixed with 25 ml Base oil relieves pain in joints and sprained muscles stretched in rheumatism; supports the rapid removal of bruises.
Aroma Spray: disinfection of air, invigorating aphrodisiac - 15-20 drops of ginger in 250ml water, shake the bottle and spray the room.
Vaporizers: Burners ; Light bulbs; Diffusers; Radiators. About 2 drops of oil is usually enough for each use.
On very sensitive skins as it can be phototoxic. Ginger is spicy and can thus be an irritant. It should only be used in low concentration. Contraindicated for people with individual intolerance to the Ginger oil.
Ginger is spicy and warm. It stimulates the circulation and wakes up sluggish, tired bodies. It also calms and settles the stomach.
Any reference to a disease or condition name does not indicate a treatment for this disease or condition. Essential oils are without therapeutic indications. The information provided is for educational purposes only.