Ginger is an herbaceous plant whose flowers resemble those of the orchid. It is the root of this plant, the rhizome, that is interesting. Originating in Asia, ginger is known in China as a spice, but also for its medicinal properties.
It was also the most famous spice after pepper in the Middle Ages.The essential oil of ginger is obtained by distilling crushed rhizomes. It takes about 100 kg to obtain 2 kg of essential oil.Ginger essential oil is Ecocert certified (CH-BIO-006).
- This essential oil is a cocktail of sesquiterpenes. These are immunomodulatory (immune system-boosting) ingredients that are not found in this large quantity in many oils. They also have an anti-inflammatory effect
- Its main property is its aphrodisiac, invigorating, stimulating, warming, soothing effect. It also relieves headaches. The odour intensity is strong.
- Aromatherapeutic use: It is used against arthritis, exhaustion, muscle pain, also against rheumatism and poor circulation, sprains and strains. Good effect on sore throats, coughs and sinusitis, colds and phlegm. Helps with loss of appetite, flatulence, diarrhoea and colic, with cramps, stomach upset, travel sickness and nausea. It is also used for colds, fever, febrile colds, flu and infectious diseases. It helps with exhaustion, and also nervous exhaustion.
- Synergy with the following oils: cinnamon, black pepper, lemongrass, thyme, ylang ylang.
- Recommended dosage (according to current European regulations): 1 to 2 drops per kg or per litre of food preparation.
- A few drops in a suitable diffuser
- For use in aromatherapy, consult the technical literature!
- Photosensitising essential oil: do not expose to the sun after use
- Wash your hands before and after using essential oils
- Do not use on pregnant women in the first 3 months of pregnancy
- Breastfeeding women: ask your doctor for advice
- Must not be used on babies and children under 7 years of age
- Do not leave essential oil bottles within reach of children