Two wonderful 100% pure, Certified Organic Ginger essential oil options – the 'select' CO2 distilled from Ginger rhizome grown in India and the steam distilled from Ginger rhizome grown in Madagascar. Ginger is another of the 'spice' oils gaining depth and richness with the cold-distillation method and is thought by some aromatherapists to be more therapeutic for arthritis and blends for the musculoskeletal system than the steam distilled variety. The bright, fresh aroma of the steam distilled Ginger is considered the more effective oil for targeting digestive issues. This Madagascan Ginger Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.
ABOUT THE PLANT
Ginger root is a tropical perennial herb that grows up to four feet tall with reed-like stems, narrow, spear-shaped leaves, and yellow flowers with purple markings. It was one of the first commodities to travel the spice route from Asia to Europe and take up a notable residence on the shelves of ancient Greek and Roman physicians. It is native to southern Asia, and has become a popular cultivar in the tropical regions of Nigeria, the West Indies, India, China, Jamaica and Japan.
ABOUT THE OIL
We feature two, pure Ginger essential oils: Ginger 'select' essential oil CO2 distilled from Ginger rhizome Certified Organically grown in India and organically grown, steam distilled Ginger rhizome from Madagascar. The CO2 distilled Ginger is another of the 'spice' oils gaining depth and richness with the cold-distillation method and it is thought by some aromatherapists to be more therapeutic for arthritis and blends for the muscular ~ skeletal system than the steam distilled variety. Our steam distilled ginger has a bright, fresh aroma and is considered the more effective oil for digestive issues where Ginger is considered so important. The CO2 variety is deep orange yellow and is called a 'total' extract due to the CO2 distillation method. There is no heat involved and the root never is carried in a gaseous state, therefore, a greater number of aromatic compounds and larger molecules get transferred than with other methods of distillation.
The CO2 Ginger oil has a jasmine-like top note, a candied orange and clove middle note and deep, gently spiced wood undertones. It blends well with Sandalwood, Vetiver, Patchouli, Frankincense, Rosewood, Cedarwood, Rose, Lime Neroli, Orange, Lemon and Grapefruit oils. The steam distilled Ginger is woody with a bright lemon-like top note, and a warm complex spicy-floral middle note.
Years before British surgeon Dr. James Lind discovered that lime could combat scurvy, 5th century Chinese sailors on long voyages were using the vitamin C found in Ginger for the same purpose. The Japanese soothed spinal and joint pain with it. The Chinese found it helpful with tooth aches, the common cold, flu and hangover symptoms from alcohol consumption. Progressive early-twentieth century U.S. physicians prescribed ginger for menstrual pain. Ginger oil has been used for centuries to alleviate motion sickness, as a general digestive tonic for upset stomachs and in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia, it is noted for curing flatulent intestinal colic.
Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature
The aroma of Ginger essential oil is gently stimulating. It encourages physical energy, mental stamina for focus and feelings of heightened courage.
Ginger has a long history of healing for its warming, digestion stimulating properties. In Ayurvedic cooking, it is added to dishes to enhance a meal's digestibility. Interestingly, ginger essential oil has been noted to assist other essential oils in reaching their target organs.
Ginger helps with the nausea that often accompanies motion sickness by bringing the internal chemistry back into alignment. The specifics on exactly how this functions remains in debate.
Ginger essential oil has also been indicated for improvement of circulation in the joints and muscles, possibly helping arthritis, rheumatism and general aches and pains. It may be added to almost any massage blend for this purpose; its relative strength allows for low concentrations.
Ginger has long been reputed as a sexual tonic - women in Senegal weave ginger root into the belts of their mates to increase sexual potency.
Application and Use
Non-toxic. Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. Ginger can be sensitizing with repeated use. Avoid direct sunlight after use.