Botanical name: Zingiber officinalis
Plant part: root
Extraction method: CO2 extracted
Description: Ginger is a perennial herb and grows to about 1m. It has a characteristic thick spreading tuberous rhizome.
Colour: light yellow
Common uses: Ginger oil is believed by aromatherapists to be applicable for colds and flu, nausea (motion sickness, morning sickness) muscle aches (particularly the back), circulation issues and arthritic pain. It also has warming properties that help to combat loneliness, and depression. Ginger is also viewed as an aphrodisiac based on its energising properties.
Strength of aroma: medium to strong
Blends well with: bergamot, sandalwood, ylang ylang, and other spice oils.
Aromatic scent: Ginger has a warm, spicy, woody scent with a hint of lemon and pepper.