Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Ginger root
Quick Facts
Color: Yellow to light brown
Viscosity: Thin
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled, CO2 extraction
Plant parts: Rhizome
Countries: Asia, India, West Africa
Scent: Earthy, warm, spicy, pungent
Odor Intensity: Moderate-Strong
Blending Note: Middle, Base
Fragrance family: Spicy
Blends well with: Citrus oils, Lavender, Cedarwood, Jasmine, Ylang ylang, Bergamot, Frankincense, Rose, Sandalwood
Chemical Family: Sesquiterpene alcohols

Summary of Benefits and Cautions

Physical Uses and Benefits
Properties: analgesic, anti-emetic, antiseptic, diaphoretic, expectorant, laxative, stimulant, tonic, stomachic, carminative, warming
Physical Uses: helps with digestion, flatulence, diarrhea, nausea, motion sickness, arthritis, rheumatism, muscle aches, aphrodisiac, fever, colds, flu, stimulant
Emotional uses and benefits
Emotional Uses: Stimulating, energizing
Skin and Hair Care: Cold sores
Safety
Safety: May cause skin sensitization in some.
Recommended Age: 2 years or older
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