Originally from India, the term ginger comes from the Sanskrit word “shringavera”, which means “antler-shaped deer”, referring to its appearance. The stem has long dark green lanceolate leaves. Ginger flowers only exceptionally with a yellow and white cone-shaped flower, usually punctuated with red or more rarely purple. Its fruits contain black seeds.
It has been cultivated in China for 5000 years and its fragrance was reputed to protect against tiger attack. Malaysians have always boiled the halia rhizome as they call it, and drank water to treat their stomach aches. Used by the Greeks and Romans as a spice, its rhizome was highly recommended for digestion by the famous Greek doctor, pharmacologist and botanist Dioscorides.
Today, ginger is known worldwide for its aphrodisiac properties and anti-nausea properties. It is also traditionally used as a spice in cooking.
The Plant :
Ginger is a tropical herbaceous perennial plant that can reach 1m in height. It comes from a rhisome, a reserve organ that ensures the survival of the plant. This one is yellowish and very aromatic. Our Ginger Essential Oil is carefully cultivated and harvested in Sri Lanka for its superior quality and molecular richness. It has a peppery and earthy scent, while keeping lemony and orange notes.
- Digestive tonic
- Aphrodisiac virtues
- Energizing and toning
- Diluted in shampoo, it is a fortifying agent
In infusion: For its tonic and digestive properties. It also has aphrodisiac properties.
To do this, mix 3 to 4 drops in a litre of warm, non-boiling water. Indeed, too hot water would tend to evaporate too quickly the essential oil of Ginger and could also degrade the essential oil and its components, making it less effective. It is important to dilute the essential oil in honey or on a sugar cube which you will then add in warm water, in order to unify the mixture. Once your preparation is done, you can enjoy your tea for a moment of relaxation, at any time of the day.
Atmospheric diffusion: To clean and purify the atmosphere of your home, but also to create an energizing and invigorating atmosphere.
Depending on the diffusers and the size of the room, pour between 5 and 30 drops, and allow 30 minutes for a large room and about 15 minutes for a bedroom. In all cases, comply with the instructions for the device used.
In cosmetics: In cosmetics, allows you to perform a toning massage…
Ginger essential oil is used very diluted in a rich vegetable oil to perform a toning massage. Pour 4 drops of essential oil for 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil of your choice and massage gently into the area concerned. A few drops in a shampoo can strengthen the hair.
In case of indigestion and fatigue, mix a drop of Ginger essential oil in a spoon of honey to be eaten gently or diluted in a glass of water or warm herbal tea.
Caution: not recommended for pregnant women and children under 6 years of age.