Ginger

Ginger – AroMeds Zingiber officinale is organically grown and the roots are steam distilled in Madagascar. It is in the zingiberaceae plant family, is a middle note and has a warm, spicy, woody aroma.

Uses-

  • Ginger is an impressive circulatory stimulant and is recommended for poor circulation
  • It is an important addition to massage or salve blends that address pain from arthritis or muscle pain of a cold nature.
  • Best known as a digestive stimulant, it can be used to aid poor digestion, flatulence, and abdominal distention. It also has laxative qualities, and can be used to get those bowels moving when diluted in massage oil, and applied to the abdomen in a clockwise manner.  
  • Ginger, inhaled, can be very effective when encountering nausea related to travel sickness or cancer treatments.
  • It can also by useful in blends that address coughs, sinusitis and sore throats.

Emotional Support- ginger can encourage warmth, empathy, courage, optimism and liberation

Blends well with - Bergamot, cedarwood, clove, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, lime, mandarin, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

Notes of interest- Ginger essential oil is chemically complex, with up to 100 different chemical constituents found in the distilled oil. It has a high numbers of sesquiterpenes, which explains why it is such an effective anti-inflammatory and pain relieving plant oil. I always use ginger in blends that address cold, chronic joint discomfort.

Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser

Safety data- Skin sensitization possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used externally through inhalation and topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified amount of time. Keep away from children and pets.

Resources-

Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

Worwood, V.A. Aromatherapy for the Soul, New World Library, 1999.

Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.


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