Ginger Essential Oil
Ginger essential oil varies in colour from light yellow to a dark amber colour. Its viscosity also ranges from medium to watery. It has a strong smell likely spicy, sharp, warm and with a hint of lemon and pepper.
It originated in India, China and Java.
Ginger oil is extracted using steam distillation.
A-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, 1,8-cineole, linalool, borneol, y-terpineol, nerol, neral, geraniol, geranial, geranyl acetate, b-bisabolene and zingiberene.
Analgesic, anti-emetic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, cephalic, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, rubefacient, stimulant, stomachic, sudorific and tonic.
- travel and sea sickness
- colds and flu
- sores on the skin
- sore throat
- chills and fever
- Ginger oil is non-toxic and non-irritant (except when used in high concentrations) but could irritate sensitive skins.
- It can also cause photosensitivity.
- Avoid using in sun.