Ginger is WARMING, stimulates CIRCULATION, and helps reduce NAUSEA during pregnancy, travel, and chemotherapy. It’s also a helpful anti-inflammatory for arthritis.
Learn more about the aromatic health and beauty benefits of ginger essential oil on the Pompeii Street Blog:
CURRENT GC/MS REPORT : GIN-1002
Latin Name: Zingiber officinale
Plant Origin: Madagascar
Botanical family: Zingerberaceae
Plant Part: Rhizomes, Unsprayed
Processed: Steam Distilled
Chemical family: Sesquiterpenes
Aroma: Warm, Spicy, and sharp
CHENISTRY & SAFETY
CHEMISTRY: Ginger consists of over half Sesquiterpenes (zingiberene, alpha-curcumene, farnesene) which are larger molecules that don’t absorb into the skin as quickly as monoterpenes. Blending with a citrus oil (with d-limonene) will increase absorption of Ginger.
SAFETY: FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. If the oil is past it’s “use by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value.
Analgesic – numbs pain
Antiemetic - reduces nausea or vomiting
Anti-inflammatory – alleviates inflammation
Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs and infections
Astispasmodic – relieves muscular cramping and spasms
Carminative – may help prevent gas when applied topically on the belly
Diaphoretic – promotes perspiration, helping skin eliminate waste
Expectorant - removes excess mucus from respiratory system
HOW TO USE
Warming Winter Cream: for joints and muscles that get tight during the cold winter months, massaging a warming lotion into the area will help (just 3 drops per ounce of lotion, cream or jojoba oil).
Nausea Blend: if pregnant, place just one drop of ginger in a tissue and inhale as needed. For travel nausea, try blending ginger with peppermint. Avoid peppermint if pregnant or nursing.