Ginger Root Zingiber officinale Essential Oil Information

Zingiber officinale

Ginger Root Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Zingiber officinale

 

Asia, Australia, India, Malaysia, West Africa, West Indies

Root








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distillation

Clear

Thin

Medium-strong








Fragrance

Warm, spicy, earthy, woody












Benefits

Treats stomach issues, like indigestion, cramps, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, and loss of appetite.  Helps common cold or flu, such as fever, chills, cough, headaches, nausea, as well as muscle and joint pain. Helps morning sickness, travel sickness and hangovers.















Blends Well With

Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clove, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemon, Lime, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang














Constituents

a-pinene, camphene, B-pinene, 1,8-cineole, linalool, borneol, y-terpineol, nerol, neral, geraniol, geranial, geranyl acetate, B-bisabolene, zingiberene













Properties

Laxative, carminative, antibacterial, stomachic, aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and expectorant.















Safety

May be slightly phototoxic











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