Ginger is a perennial herb and grows to about 3 - 4 feet high (approximately 1 meter). It has a characteristic thick spreading tuberous rhizome.
Botanical Name: Zingiber Officinale
Plant Part: Root
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Colour: Light Yellow
Aromatic Scent: Ginger has a warm, spicy, woody scent with a hint of lemon and pepper.
Aromatic Strength: Medium to Strong
Blends Well With: Ginger blends well with bergamot, sandalwood, ylang-ylang, and other spice oils.
Common Uses: Ginger oil is believed by aromatherapists to be applicable for colds and flu, nausea (motion sickness, morning sickness) muscle aches (particularly the back), circulation issues and arthritic pain. It also has warming properties that help to combat loneliness, and depression. Ginger is also viewed as an aphrodisiac based on it?s energizing properties.
History: The plant is said to originate from India, China and Java, but is also native to Africa and the West Indies. 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.
Never use pure oils on the skin without diluting, never use internally, keep away from children and eyes, always check if there are any medical issues which could cause a problem. Seek help if you have any doubts.
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