Ginger

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100% pure and natural chemotyped essential oil – Organic 

Zingiber officinalis – Rhizome
a-zingiberene, B-sesquiphellandrene


Perennial Asian plant with a tubular, thick aromatic rhizome. The stem bears long, narrow, dark-green leaves and yellow or white flowers. Today, ginger can be found in every tropical zone.

Botanical name: Zingiber officinale

Distilled part: Rhizome (underground stem)

Aromatic molecules: ?-zingiberene, ß-sesquiphellandrene

Odour: Sharp, warm, spicy-peppery, toffee-like, balsamic-woody, earthy with a hint of lemon.

    Main properties:

    Digestive tonic, carminative • Anti-inflammatory and pain reliever for the liver area • Venous and lymph decongestant

    Traditional indications:

    Broad range of digestive disorders +++

    Rheumatisms +

    Heavy legs, cellulitis ++

    The expert’s advice:

    Ginger oil is not often used these days, although its internal anti-inflammatory action is excellent against osteoarthritis and rheumatism.

    The essential warming property of gingerol, the active ingredient of ginger root, makes it ideal for digestive support. The essential oil can be topically applied in highly diluted form over the abdomen in a compress.

    The ginger root is known for over 6000 years in India and China to treat stomach ailments, diarrhea and qualms but widely spread because of its culinary use. Actually, several double blind studies with placebo have established the effectiveness of ginger in the treating of pregnancy and post-operatory nausea. The E-Commision for phytotherapy recognizes the medical use of the ginger root to treat digestive disorders and to prevent nausea caused by travelling.

    Note:

    Skin irritation (dermocaustic) possible if used pure. Possible allergic sensitisation. For external use, dilute down to 20% max. in vegetable oil.

    Zingiber officinale (ginger) root oil*

    *Organic signifies “proceeding from organic farming” (contrôle Certisys BE-BIO-01) *ECOGARANTIE products certified organic in accordance with ECOGARANTIE (Certisys Control) specification

    For local massage: 1-2 drops added to 1-2 drops of neutral vegetable carrier oil.

    For body massage: 2-10 drops added in 5-10 ml of neutral vegetable carrier oil.

    A skin patch test is recommended for those with sensitive skin.

    • Keep out of reach of children.
    • For external use only.
    • Do not take orally.
    • Do not use essential oils undiluted.
    • If accidental ingestion occurs, seek urgent medical attention or contact a Poison Control Centre.
    • If you have epilepsy or asthma, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
    • Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes; if this happens, rinse thoroughly with water or vegetable oil.
    • Avoid exposure of applied area(s) to the sun.
    • Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or with children under the age of 6.
    • If you experience nausea, dizziness, headache or an allergic reaction, discontinue use.

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