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Ginger Root, Organically Grown: India (Zingiber officinale)
Related to Turmeric, Ginger is a common spice found thought the world and has been used in Gingerbread for over four thousand years. The plant has a long historic use as a spice and as a medicinal to assist digestion, enhance spirituality, increase the libido, and to energize the emotions. In ancient Greece, Ginger Root was eaten as an antidote for poison and the Romans liked it for its aphrodisiac properties. Current research showed that in animal studies Ginger was successful in slowing or preventing tumor growth. Most all of the therapeutic essential oil found in the market is steam distilled from India; however other countries and other therapeutic extraction methods are available in more limited supplies.
Primary Usages: Assists digestive disorders (flatulence, food poisoning, intestinal infections, indigestion, cramps, nausea, motion sickness, heart burn, colic, diarrhea, morning sickness, improves appetite), relieves liver problems, anemia, fatigue, and nervous exhaustion.
Secondary Usages: Stimulates circulation, assists to relieve pain (arthritis, rheumatism, sprains, strains, broken bones, bruises, sores, carbuncles), boosts the immune system, and eases the respiratory system (colds, flu, chills, fever, congestion, coughs, swollen glands, sore throat, excess mucus, bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis).
Has Been Reported: Sharpens the senses and improves memory. Use internally to assist with alcoholism.
Descriptor: Digestive, Expectorant yet Antitussive, Analgesic, Antiseptic, Anti-Inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Antitoxic, Stimulant(Circulatory/nervous system)
Application: Apply topically on location. Take a couple drops internally as a general tonic. Not normally diffused because of the herby spicy smell, but has good air cleaning and therapeutic benefits.
Caution: This oil can be “warm” on the skin so dilute when necessary.
Found In: Rejuvenate, Fortify, Tummy Rub
Influences: The sweet, warm, woody, spicy aroma enhances physical energy to attract prosperity and courage. It is grounding, provides feelings of protection, and strengthens self-confidence.
Medicine Wheel: A Primary West and Secondary Center, East, and North.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clove Buds, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper Berry Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Myrtle, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rose, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang.
Recipes: For digestion put four drops each of Ginger Root, Peppermint, and Orange in a carrier oil and rub on the abdomen. For pain mix ten drops each of Ginger Root and Nutmeg along with six drops Peppermint in a carrier oil and rub on location. To increase your energy, add six drops each of Ginger Root, Peppermint, and Pine in a carrier oil and apply topically to areas as desired. To speedup recovery after an illness, in hot bath water add ten drops of Ginger Root to½ cup of Epsom salts and soak for twenty minutes.
Country of Origin: India, Organic
Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale
Plant Part: Root
Note: Warm, Camphorous, Fresh, Slightly Floral