Ginger Reviewed – West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy


Do you know in Senegal and Fouta’Djalon, the ladies use pounded Ginger roots to make belts to across the dormant consideration of their husbands?  This fragrant is used extensively in oriental fragrances for women and men the place it lends a heat sensual spicy high quality, and in males’s fragrances for the spicy and spicy-woody sort.

In his Non secular PhytoEssencing Materia Medica, Dr. Bruce Berkowsky’s says that “The fundamental theme of ginger revolves round resignation after a protracted wrestle to keep up management.  There might be profound detachment. “

Learn extra about Ginger important oil, Ginger CO2 and Ginger Hydrosol.


Latin Binomial: Zingiber officinale

Important Oil A pale yellow to gentle brown important oil.
Extraction Technique: Often steam distilled. A CO² extraction can also be obtainable and I discover it has a a lot nicer aroma, extra like recent ginger.
Half Used:  Dried Rhizomes
Yield: 0.25 – 3.3%

Aroma:  Spicy, heat, sharp and nice
Odour depth:  Excessive
Fragrance Be aware:  Has been categorised as each a high and a backside observe
Blends properly with:  sandalwood, vetiver, patchouli, frankincense, rosewood, cedarwood, coriander, rose, lime, neroli, orange and lemon.
Fragrance Key Qualities:  Tonic, aphrodisiac, stimulating, warming, cephalic, comforting. 

Cautions:  Use in low concentrations as this oil could cause pores and skin irritations.  In accordance with a report by D.L.J. Opdyke in Meals Cosmet. Toxicology, it’s very low phototoxicity is just not thought of to be vital.


Ginger has analgesic, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, digestive, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, rubefacient, stimulant, stomachic, sudorific and tonic properties.


Ginger permits one to understand the shadow self and befriend the inside baby inside by opening up the inside eye.  This could in flip result in transformations and therapeutic.

  • Chakra: Root and Photo voltaic Plexus.  Balances all Chakras.
  • TCM Meridian: Lung, Spleen, Abdomen, Coronary heart, Bladder, Kidney, Circulation and Triple Hotter.
  • Ayurveda Doscha: Balances Vata, decreases Kapha and Will increase Pitta.
  • Animal Connection:
  • Crystal:
  • Shade: Orange, Yellow and Blue.
  • Numerology: Ginger 1; Zingiber officinale 9
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