Ginger is extensively used in food industry. It has a history in the perfume production, and is well thought-out to have an oriental note to it.
Of Interest :-
The Doctrine of Signatures is a method that relates the shape of a plant to an organ or system in human body. Ginger root shows a similarity with the digestive system. This connection demonstrates the link between ginger root and its utility for digestive ailments.
Attributes of Ginger Essential Oil :-
- Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale
- Common Extraction Method: Steam distilled
- CAS NO : 8007-08-7
- FEMA : 2522
- Parts Used: RootsApearance : Mobile liquid
- Aroma: Fresh, woody, warm, sweet bright top noteSolubility : Soluble in Alcohol and Oils, practically insoluble in water.
- Shelf Life : 2 Years
- Specific Gravity : 0.865 – 0.880
- Refractive Index : 1.488 – 1.496
- Optical Rotation : -28° - -41°
- Blends with : Bergamot, clove, cedarwood, coriander, frankincense, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, lemon, lime, jasmine, juniper, mandarin, neroli, palmarosa, orange, patchouli, rose, vetiver, sandalwood and ylang ylang.
Antibacterial, analgesic, anticoagulant, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, aperitive, carminative, cholagogue, cephalic, diaphoretic, diuretic, digestive, expectorant, febrifuge, stimulant, stomachic, laxative and tonic.
- Bruises, colds, chills, congestion, coughs, cramps, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, flatulence, hangover, headaches, fever, indigestion, loss of appetite, nausea, nervous exhaustion, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, sprains, sore throat, toothache, travel sickness and vomiting.
- The stimulant action of Ginger Essential Oil makes it useful for exhaustion and fatigue.
- It may be added to mix together to be mellow into the air.
Safety Data :-
May cause irritation of skin, possibly phototoxic.