Ginger oil is extracted from the plant Zingiberaceae officinale of the Zingiberaceae family. Also known as Common or Jamaica Ginger, it is a tuber and can be consumed whole as a delicacy, medicine, or spice. The ginger root is macerated and distilled over high heat, for extracting the oil.
Root Ginger, Common or Jamaica Ginger.
Ginger oil blends well with all citrus and spicy oils like bergamot, frankincense, neroli, rose, sandalwood and ylang-ylang.
It has various chemical constituents such as a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, 1,8-cineole, linalool, borneol, y-terpineol, nerol, neral, geraniol, geranial, geranyl acetate, b-bisabolene and zingiberene.
This essential oil is used in the treatment of fractures, rheumatism, arthritis, carbuncles, bruising, nausea, hangovers, colds, flu, catarrh, congestion, coughs, sinusitis, sore throat, diarrhea, colic, cramps, chills and fever.