- Color: Light Yellow
- Oil Consistency: Thin
- Perfumery Note: Middle/Base
- Initial Aroma Strength: Medium â€“ Strong
- Scent: Warm, spicy, earthy, woody.
Action: Digestive tonic, sexual tonic, expectorant, analgesic, anti-emetic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, cephalic, febrifuge, laxative, rubefacient, stimulant, stomachic, sudorific, tonic.
Benefits, Indications: May be used for alcoholism, loss of appetite, arthritis, chills, respiratory infections, congestion, coughs, digestive disorders, infectious diseases, muscular aches/pains, nausea, rheumatism, sinusitis, sore throats and sprains. Ginger oil is used in the treatment of fractures, bruising, carbuncles, nausea, hangovers, travel and sea sickness, colds and flu, catarrh, sores on the skin, diarrhea, colic, cramps, chills and fever.
More Info: Ginger oil is well suited to help ease colds and flu, nausea, motion sickness, morning sickness, muscle aches and pains, as well as poor circulation and arthritic pain. Its warming qualities are good to use for feelings of loneliness and winter depression, and its energizing properties make it a good aphrodisiac.
Chemical Constituents: a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, 1,8-cineole, linalool, borneol, y-terpineol, nerol, neral, geraniol, geranial, geranyl acetate, b-bisabolene and zingiberene
Precautions: Ginger oil is non-toxic and non-irritant (except when used in high concentrations) but could irritate sensitive skins and can also cause photosensitivity.
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