Ginger

Botanical Name:                   Zingiber officinalis

Synonym:                              Nil

Botanical Family:                  Zingieraceae

Country of Origin:                China, Indonesia, West Indies

Plant Part:                              Roots

Extraction Method:               Steam distillation

Characteristics:                    spicy, warm, slight lemon & peppery scent

Properties:                            
analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, cephalic, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, rubefacient, stimulant, stomachic,sudorific, tonic

Chemical Constituents:      
α-pinene, camphene, β-pinene, 1,8-cineole, linalool, borneol, γ-terpineol, nerol, neral, geraniol, geranial, geranyl acetate, β-bisabolene, zingiberene

 

Indications:

 

Mind & Spirit:           

                       

  • Stimulating and grounding
  • Warms the spirits.

 

Body:                         

 

  • Boosts circulation
  • Relieves chesty coughs, colds, catarrh, sore throats, tight/stiff muscles
  • Warms and freshens tired/cold feet
  • Aids digestive problems such as nausea and stomach ache
  • Clears bruises
  • Reduces swelling from fluid retention
  • Promotes menstruation and eases cramps

 

Contraindications:                May cause some sensitisation in some people

Note:                                       Top

Odour Intensity:                    7

Blends well with:                 
Cedarwood, bay, black pepper, cajeput, cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, lemon, lime, myrtle, nutmeg, orange, rosemary, peppermint, tangerine, tea tree, thyme

 

Traditions:                

Included in the Ancient Greek and Arab pharmacopoeia, Ginger has been highly esteemed throughout the ages.  Ginger was used in the middle ages to counter the Black Death.  It was considered a universal medicine in Ayurvedic Medicine and was considered a physical and spiritual cleanser.  Chinese sailors chewed ginger to prevent sea sickness and it was prescribed to treat arthritis, kidney problems as well as break up phlegm and strengthen the heart by Chinese physicians.

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