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 stimulate peristalsis 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.
Latin Name: Zingiber officianale
Country of Origin: India
Extraction Method: Steam distilled rhizomes
Middle note with a warm, spicy, woody aroma.
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.
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