Ginger essential oil has many applications.
It's useful as a travelling aid as it can help with travel sickness & tummy upsets when used diluted as a rub.
Used for aching muscles, arthritis, nausea and poor circulation.
It stimulates appetite and improves digestion. Its warming qualities are also used in the treatment of colds and catarrhs, coughs, respiratory congestion, sinusitis and sore throats. It is diaphoretic and can be useful for treating feverish conditions.
Ginger should always be very well diluted before use on the skin as it's an irritant. We recommend it's diluted to a maximum of 2%.
By steam distillation of the ground, dried rhizomes of Zinigiber officinalis.
Warm, spicy, earthy, woody.
Uplifting, arousing, stimulating, toning, warming, good for circulation and joints, helps with digestion.
Gingerin, linalol, camphene, phellandrene, citral, cineol, borneol.
INCI name:Zingiber officinale Root Oil
Traditionally used as an astringent and aphrodisiac. Ginger has a comforting, warming and uplifting effect upon the emotions. In the harems of the Byzantium era, ginger was a firm favourite and is still used in Senegal to arouse the men folk.
Dilute in a carrier oil before skin application. Keep away from children and out of eyes. Do not take internally or apply undiluted to the skin. For further advice on using essential oils to treat medical conditions, we recommend you seek advice from a professional.
Please note that Amphora Aromatics Ltd cannot be held responsible for any injury, illness or adverse reaction to any recipes, instructions or advice given. It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that they have followed the relevant safety protocols and that they are aware of any possible side effects before use. We always advise that a skin patch test is carried out before full usage of any natural product whether purchased from ourselves or elsewhere.
'Ginger, like so many of the spices, is a native of Asia, growing originally in India and China. It came to Europe via the Spice Route in the middle ages. It was introduced into South America by the Spaniards'. - an excerpt from Aromatherapy an A - Z by Patricia Davis.
'Ginger has been shown to be highly effective for travel sickness and nausea. One trial found Ginger to be more effective than conventional treatments in relieving post-operative nausea.' - an excerpt from 50 Vital Herbs by Andrew Chevallier.
'Indigestion is caused when the body does not digest foods adequately and so causes abdominal discomfort. A common cause can be eating too quickly in a stressful environment. Massage treatment - Adominal massage using slow gentle clockwise strokes around the abdomen. Oils to use: Carrier Oil 20ml, Peppermint 4 drops, Lavender 2 drops and Ginger 4 drops.' - an excerpt from Aromatherapy- A Nurses Guide by Ann Percival.