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Ginger Wild Essential Oil, 10mL - Medicine Flower

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Ginger Wild Essential Oil, 10mL - Medicine Flower

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Botanical name: Zingiber officianale

Ginger essential oil is extracted from the plant Zingiberaceae officinale of the Zingiberaceae family and is also known as Common or Jamaica Ginger.

This warming essential oil is often used for digestive problems, as well as nausea - be that morning sickness or travel upset. It is also of value when treating colds and flu and especially for catarrhal lung conditions and rheumatic pain. It can also be used on the skin to help clear bruises.

Oil properties

Ginger oil can vary in color from pale yellow to a darker amber color and the viscosity also ranges from medium to watery. It is a strong smelling oil - spicy, sharp, warm and with a hint of lemon and pepper, which smells of actual ginger.

Origin of ginger oil

The plant is said to originate from India, China and Java, yet is also native to Africa and the West Indies. It was most likely brought to Europe between the 10th and 15th century as a condiment and spice.

Ginger is a perennial herb and grows to about 3 - 4 feet high with a thick spreading tuberous rhizome. Every year it shoots up a stalk with narrow spear-shaped leaves, as well as white or yellow flowers growing directly from the root.

It has been used as a medicine since very early times and is recorded in both Sanskrit and Chinese texts and is also mentioned in the literature of the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Arabians.

Asian medicine uses dried ginger for stomach problems such as stomach-ache, diarrhea, and nausea. The Chinese also use it to boost the heart and to help with mucus and phlegm.

The name ginger is said to be derived from the Gingi district in India, where tea made from ginger is used for stomach upsets.

Extraction ginger oil

The oil is extracted by means of steam distillation from the unpeeled or dried, ground-up root (rhizome) of the plant, and can yield about 2 - 4 % oil.

Chemical composition

The essential oil has various chemical constituents including the following: a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, 1,8-cineole, linalool, borneol, y-terpineol, nerol, neral, geraniol, geranial, geranyl acetate, b-bisabolene and zingiberene.

Precautions

Ginger oil is non-toxic and non-irritant (except when used in high concentrations) but could irritate sensitive skins and can also cause photo-sensitivity.

Therapeutic properties

The therapeutic properties of Ginger oil are analgesic, anti-emetic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, cephalic, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, rubefacient, stimulant, stomachic, sudorific and tonic.

All of our essential oils are organically grown, wild-crafted or pesticide-free!

Medicine Flower essential oils are 100% pure botanical oils produced by distillation, co2, solvent or expression of different parts of the plant.

These are highly concentrated botanical oils. Please dilute before applying to skin. They should be kept from the reach of children and those not responsible for their actions.

Pregnant woman should not use some essential oils. Please check with your health practitioner before use. Some people can experience allergic reactions to essential oils. Please do a patch test on a small area of your skin (such as your wrist, upper arm or thigh) and wait 24 hours to see if any allergic reaction occurs. If you are susceptible to allergic reactions, check with a health professional before using essential oils.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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