Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Parts Used: Root
Chakra Association: Heart
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Fresh, warming, earthy/woody, sweet, pungent, spicy, bright
Largest Producing Countries: India, China, Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Nigeria
Traditional Use: Ginger root is commonly used in as a seasoning in foods. It is also often used medicinally to relieve nausea, and in the perfume industry to add an exotic oriental note to fragrances.
Properties: Analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-covalent, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, apoptosis, anti-inflammatory, anti-cogulant, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, appetite stimulate, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, stimulant, stomaehic, tonic
Mental, Emotional Effects: Ginger is said to strengthen yang energy, optimism and personal drive. It is an uplifting catalyst of the will, promoting action, and stoking the vital fire within. May be helpful with impatience.
Benefits: Bruises, chills, colds, congestion, constipation, cramps, diarrhea, fatigue, hangover, poor appetite, indigestion, flatulence, headaches, muscular aches and pains, nausea, nervous exhaustion, poor circulation, sore throat, sprains, tooth ache, travel sickness, lower back pain relief, morning sickness and cardiac fatigue.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, cedarwood, clove, coriander, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon/lime, mandarin, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang/ylang.
Safety Data: May be irritating to the skin. Avoid using while pregnant. May cause photo-toxicity.
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