From Ananda Aromatherapy, pure Ginger 'select' essential oil CO2 distilled from Ginger rhizome organically
grown in India. This is another of the 'spice' oils gaining depth and richness with the cold-distillation method, and is thought by some aromatherapists to be more therapeutic for arthritis and blends for the muscular ~ skeletal system than the steam distilled variety. We also have a wonderful steam distilled ginger with a bright, fresh aroma -- considered the more effective oil for digestive issues, where Ginger is considered so important.*
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Ginger Essential Oil is called a 'total' extract, as the CO2 method used yields a greater number
of aromatic compounds from Ginger than other ways of distillation. This pale yellow liquid from the plant's
root has a fresh woody-spicy aroma with a rich middle to bass note. The scent of Ginger oil is gently stimulating, bringing physical energy
Ginger has a long history of healing for its warming, digestion stimulating properties. In Chinese medicine, it is specified as a warming herb with affinity for the lungs and the intestines. In Ayurvedic cooking, it is added to dishes to enhance a meal's digestability. Interestingly, ginger essential oil has been noted to assist other essential oils in reaching their target organs.
oil is traditionally used to alleviate motion sickness, and can
be used as a general digestive tonic for upset stomachs. In the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia, is is specifically
indicated for flatulent intestinal colic. In aromatherapy literature, ginger oil is also noted as a carminative, stimulant, rubefacient, aperative, stomachic, antiseptic, general tonic, febrifuge and analgesic. Ginger essential oil has also been indicated for improvement of circulation in the joints and muscles, possibly
helping arthritis, rheumatism and general aches and pains. It may be added to almost any massage blend for this purpose; its relative strength allows for low concentrations.
For support of the respiratory system, ginger oil can be used as part of a chest rub blend, in a bath, or in hot tea.
Ginger is also noted as a sexual tonic - Women in Senegal weave
ginger root in the belts of their mates to increase sexual potency.
To learn more about the use of all our essential oils, we encourage you to visit The Ananda Apothecary Forums, where you can post questions regarding specific applications of each oil. Questions in the forums are regularly answered by Ananda Apothecary staff, and other experienced aromatherapy practitioners.
| For stomach upset, add a few drops of Ginger oil to warm water
and drink slowly. Rub on temples and stomach for motion sickness. Also may be used in a diffuser to
bring energy to a room.
||Has been traditionally used as a digestive tonic, sexual
|Ginger oil can be supportive in cases of digestive disorders, motion
sickness, resperatory difficulties, and joint/rheumatic pain.
||Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic
reaction. Can be sensitizing with repeated use. Avoid direct sunlight after use.
|For measuring blends using % concentrations, or for measuring fractions of milliliters, see measuring essential oils.
Ginger oil blends well with citrus and spice oils, Eucalyptus Radiata
Oil, Frankincense Oil, Geranium
Oil, Myrtle Oil, and Rosemary
|All oils from Ananda Aromatherapy are therapeutic grade,
meaning they are produced to the highest quality standards possible. Our essential oils are
chosen for their integrity (all chemical constituents important for aromatherapy are intact), ecological
'soundness' (most are organic or wild grown), and wonderful
aromas. You may order a sample of any oil before trying larger amounts. Most samples are about .75ml; exotic oils such as Melissa, Rose, Angelica and Jasmine are only a few drops. Ananda Aromatherapy offers wholesale essential oils direct to you. We forgo the use of separate wholesale and retail tiers in order to keep fine therapeutic grade oils accessible to everyone!
*The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made as to any medicinal value of this oil or any products from The Ananda Apothecary. The information presented here is for educational purposes of traditional uses and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.