Ginger was one of the first commodities to travel the "spice road" from Asia to Europe. It was used widely by the Greeks and Romans as a digestive stimulant.Uses of Ginger Essential Oil
IndiaHistory and Background
Ginger Root Essential Oil has been used for centuries by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans for its healing properties, especially around digestive complaints and in cooking.
The Egyptians used it to prevent epidemics. There are records of Dioscorides, a Greek physician from around 70 A.D. whose work is still used today, used Ginger Root for digestive complaints. The Romans used it for cataracts. The Vedic texts, from which the Ayurvedic practices originate, cites numerous healing properties, again for digestive issues.
It was one of the first spices introduced from the Middle East to the Western cultures. It was used in the Middle Ages during the plague times to induce sweating. St. Hildegarde in the 12th century also used Ginger Root for digestive issues and as an aphrodisiac for older men.
In Chinese medicine, Ginger Root Essential Oil is considered stimulating. It eases mental confusion and warms the heart, enhances sexuality, love, courage. It has an affinity for the 2nd and 3rd chakras.Physical Description
This oil is clear pale yellow with slight green tint.Aromatic Description
Green, woodsy, earthy aroma.Biological Makeup and Components
Gingerin, gingenol, gingerone, zingiberine, linalol, camphene, phelladrene, citral, cineol, borneaol.Extraction Technique
Steam distillation from root.Information for Aromatherapists
Ginger Root Essential Oil is a Middle note and blends well with Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clove, Coriander, Citrus oils, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Vetiver and Ylang Ylang.
Our Ginger Root Essential Oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers or carrier oils.Cautions