Ginger Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Gingiber Officinale; Family Zingiberaceae
- Improves circulation
- Relieves digestive Problems
- Fevers, coughs and colds
- Reduces Morning and Motion Sickness
Historical and Traditional Uses
For thousand of years European, Chinese and Ayuvedic herbalists, have prescribed it for its therapeutic properties. They considered it a warming herb that will benefit the whole body.
Used to improve general circulation and heart function, for cold hands and feet, to improve digestion and relieve heartburn, flatulence, morning sickness and travel sickness. Ginger also offers effective relief from the symptoms of muscular pain, rheumatism and arthritis.
Very well used to help reduce a fever and the symptoms of a cough, cold, excess mucous, sinusitis, hay fever and sore throats. Having a stimulating warming effect on the lungs it is used in aromatherapy for bronchitis, asthma and other lung problems. Oriental herbalists used it to relieve lower back pain caused by fatigue because of its positive effect on the kidneys.
Strengthening, warming and stimulating it helps us to create initiative, manifest our dreams and plans and act now! In Chinese medicine it is considered a yang or masculine energy, so it will aid our clarity regarding our worries and goals and encourage us to move forward into action, leaving apathy and confusion behind.
- Inhalation: Aroma diffuser, Steam Inhalation
- Bath or compress
- Add to massage oil or moisturiser and apply directly to affected area
Aroma: Warm, spicy and oriental
Chakra: Solar Plexus
Method of extraction: CO2 Extraction