Ginger – Miraculous Herb

Some things cannot be confined to the mere pages of a notebook…and the herb Ginger is just one of them….It has myriad uses…be it for diseases….pains….foods….name it and ginger is used for it…One prolific herb and spice I tell you….

Ginger has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine to treat problems such as

  • Vomiting
  • abdominal bloating
  • diarrhea
  • coughing
  • rheumatism

Tibb and Ayurvedic medicine also uses ginger to treat inflammatory joint diseases including rheumatism and arthritis…

Ginger root is used today to provide relief for symptoms of motion sickness including sweating….vomiting…dizziness….and nausea….No conclusive results were found when studies compared commercial medications with ginger….Signs of similar results between the two did seem apparent in the studies…

Ginger has other uses including relieving arthritis pain…ulcerative colitis…menstrual discomfort…headaches…fevers from flu and colds…and sore throats…Gastrointestinal problems including heartburn and gas can also be treated with ginger….The muscles of the gastrointestinal tract can be strengthened by the use of garlic…Ginger is also used to treat arthritis…both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis…It is thought that garlic can also provide relief for toothaches…but no scientific evidence exists to support this….

Ginger has warming…circulatory and anti-inflammatory properties and acts as a tonic to help normal digestive process…The value of Ginger has been recognized by physicians and herbalists the entire world over…tapping into the incredible benefits of this amazing plant….All this is quite remarkable from a single natural herbal food…

Ginger is helpful in warming the body against winter ills and chills…It is highly valued in the sophisticated world of Chinese healing and is used as a main ingredient in many traditional remedies….The story is basically the same around the world and at the heart of all traditional medicines…whenever digestive problems set in….ginger offers great support….

Talking about….Ginger Grass Oil…It is an essential oil that resembles palmarosa oil but has an odour like that of common ginger and that is obtained especially from a ginger grass (Cymbopogon martinii var. sofia)… 

Ginger grass shoots off the ginger rhizome when you plant it…The grass will grow to be 2 to 4 feet tall at full maturity…In a couple months after planting the ginger…though…you’ll have grass that’s a foot tall…

Okay…Now kindly go through our reference links…

  1. Ginger Grass Oil by Ginger by Ginger Plant
  2. Ginger by mgmh
  3. Ginger by bpb

Cooking Lessons With Ginger Grass

You know this Ginger is the most extensively used spice all over the world…And so is its by-products…namely…Ginger Grass…and Ginger Grass Oil….

Ginger is an erect plant with thickened…fleshy and aromatic rhizomes….Used in different forms as a food…flavouring and spice….Ginger’s rhizomes contain a 1-2% volatile oil…Ginger’s therapeutic uses are as a

  • Carminative
  • Anti nauseant
  • Anti flatulence agent

Be sure to clip pieces of the ginger grass to use for cooking or to brew tea…You can do this at any point…so while you’re waiting for your ginger root to grow…use that tasty ginger grass! For tea…steep the leaves in boiling water for five minutes…When using it for cooking…slice it thinly and only cook it briefly…like at the very end of your stir fry…The flavour of the grass is like very mild ginger with a hint of lemon…so it pairs well with almost anything…

You know the most famous continental dishes it is used in are…

  • In the classic dish of (Gai Phat Khing) stir fried chicken and fresh ginger
  • Another favourite dish of the Thais is (Khao Man Gai) Steam chicken and ginger sauce
  • For a fish dish there is (Pla Nung Daw jio Gap Khing) Steamed fish with ginger
  • Ginger is also sliced up and used in Thai salads

Telling you about the oil…Ginger grass Essential Oil has a sharp…green…peppery aroma with lemon undertones….It is used in perfumes and blends especially well with rose or rose scented oils….Ginger grass Oil is used in skin care preparations to reduce

  • Scars
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Dermatitis

Ginger grass Essential Oil is used primarily for circulation and stress reduction….It calms and soothes so good in bath therapy or massage…Energetically it sets the mood of being happy and doing nothing….Ginger grass oil is a euphoric….Ginger grass is often distilled with palmarosa which many think helps the quality of the ginger grass…but lessens the quality of palmarosa…Grasses are very important to the planet…They act much like the hair on our body…Seeds from grass produce cereals and various flours…food for animals…both green and dried (hay)…roofing and mat materials…medicine and scented oils for perfumes….

Have a look at our reference links…

  1. Ginger Grass by Aromatherapy Library
  2. Ginger Grass Oil by bpb
  3. Ginger Grass by Ginger Herb

About Ginger…Ginger Grass…Ginger Grass Oil

This article is going to be all about Ginger…Ginger Grass Oil…just as the heading declares…Read on to find about the magical triplets…

This is something from the traditional background of this oil…Read carefully to understand…Herbal medicine is used to maintain balance of the 4 elements of 

  1. Earth
  2. Fire
  3. Air
  4. Water

You know much like the  Ayurvedic system….Herbs have been used for a long time to assist with illness and as dietary supplements and as with many things in Thailand the Thai people have inherited the wisdom and traditional beliefs from their ancestors….And it also has a grand history in India…

Ginger is probably one of the most well-known herbs and used throughout the world…

Ginger has played a major role in Chinese medicine for centuries and is in fact native to China and India…Ginger is also a major influence to Thailand in the cuisine…medicinal and in aromatherapy…The Thai name for ginger is (Khing) but the official name is Zingiber Officinale…It is said that Confucius consumed a portion of fresh ginger with every meal…

The wonders that ginger alone does are…

  • Digestive aid that can assist with the relieving of indigestion…stomach cramps…gas pains and diarrhea
  • As a cleanser is said to remove toxins from the body and cleanses the kidneys and the bowels plus nourishing the skin
  • Used as treatments for respiratory problems such as bronchitis and asthma by loosening up and expelling phlegm from the lungs
  • Used to combat nausea in motion sickness and in morning sickness
  • Contains anti inflammation properties and is said to help relieve pain connected with arthritis and rheumatism…by reducing inflammation of the joints
  • Stimulates the blood circulation
  • Is said to help keep concentration and energy levels up
  • With its energizing properties it is not surprising that ginger is also said to act as a sex stimulant/aphrodisiac
  • Tea that has been brewed from ginger is an age-old remedy for colds
  • Can also assist with fevers by warning the body and an increase of perspiration
  • Can be used to reduce irritability and drowsiness

Try Ginger In Aromatherapy And Spa Treatments

  • Try a ginger scrub
  • Ginger and black pepper foot treatment
  • Aromatic ginger bath
  • Using ginger as a compress by adding a few drops of ginger essential oil to water and soaking a cloth in it

Ginger Grass is just a by-product of it and ginger grass oil of ginger grass of course…

Okay…Now have a look at our reference links…

  1. Ginger by Botanicals
  2. Ginger Grass by bpb
  3. Ginger Grass Oil by Ginger plant

Entrepreneur Of Smells – Ginger Grass Oil

I know I’ll hear a unanimous “Yes” if I ask out loudly…Can something as meagre as a perfume that somebody is carrying…drive you nuts for a fraction of seconds? 

Reason being…I have mentioned this in another blog of mine…that…think about something that enters our body through our nose…nostrils…it has a direct dealing with our head…to be precise…our brain…and hence we are centrally controlled whenever this sense organ of ours stumbles across any exquisite scent or fatal stench…it climbs us right in the head…and that is exactly how it drives us mad…

 Ever wondered how the application and usage of something nice smelling on our bodies came to fore? Well…This too has quite an impressive history behind it… 

The word perfume used today derives from the Latin per fumus…which means “through smoke”…Unusual…I know…Okay…This Perfumery…or call it the art of making perfumes….this began way back in ancient Mesopotamia (Presently known as Iran) and Egypt and was further refined by the Romans and Persians

 Although perfume and perfumery also existed in the country India…much of its fragrances are incense based…Incense sticks you know right? 

They are those long slim sticks…which when come in contact with fire…gradually burn emitting smoke that has a strong yet pleasing smell… 

The earliest distillation of Ittar…Arabic meaning scent…was mentioned in the Hindu Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita…The Harshacharita…written in 7th century in Northern India mentions use of fragrant agar wood oil…. 

The Egyptians as part of their religious rituals first used perfume…The two principal methods of use at the time was the burning of incense and the application of balms and ointments…Perfumed oils were applied to the skin for either cosmetic or medicinal purposes… 

Ginger Grass Oil…in the present scenario is the topmost oil that has replaced other traditional oils in the fragrance industry…Ginger grass oil has the ability to emotionally uplift mood when feeling low or stressed out…Not only that…Its application provides relief from – 

  • Anxiety
  • Tension
  • Headaches 

Its energizing property fights fatigue and provides revitalization…Amazingly enough massaging this improves blood circulation and provides calmness…Ginger grass oil very effectively treats- 

  • Cold
  • Cough
  • Sinusitis
  • Throat allergies 

Other uses of ginger grass oil are for treatment of sore muscles…inflammation…muscle or joint pains etc… 

 Therapeutic properties of Ginger grass oil are – 

  • Analgesic
  • Antidepressant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiseptic
  • Antiviral
  • Bactericidal
  • Expectorant
  • Tonic 

The process of steam distillation process is used for extraction of Ginger grass oil…The oil is derived from the grass of the plant Cymbopogan Martini...It has yellowish golden colour and a warm earthy aroma that is quite exotic and sensuous…Ginger grass oil can cause irritation to sensitive skins and thus should be used in a smaller area with dilution before application…

 Ginger grass oil blends well with geranium oil…rosewood oil…sandalwood oil…cedar wood oil…and other floral essential oils… 

Ginger grass Oil is extracted from the plant called ginger grass…Natural Ginger grass Oil has a brilliant fragrance and used in many perfumery products…Ginger grass Essential Oil has been continuously used in many herbal products since ages…Natural Ginger grass Oil is used in several medicines also…This is an essential component of aroma therapy…

Okay have a look at our reference links now…

  1. Ginger Grass Oil Stimulating by eHow
  2. Ginger Grass Essential Oil by bpb
  3. Ginger Grass Oil by Perfumers

Get Rid Of Cough Naturally – Ginger Grass Oil

I have seen older people give little children a mix of honey and ginger whenever they fall prey to acute cough…They love the taste of it (I wonder how they prepare it!) and happily consume all of it…and within days they are relieved from the monster cough… 

Very frankly…That was how I first got to know that ginger was a magical herb that treated cough…And well…further my researched fetched me the information that it’s not just cough that ginger treats…but a lot of other major/minor problems too… And ladies and gentlemen….It’s not just ginger that does the wonders but everything that is related to the ginger plant…precisely…ginger grass….and the oil obtained from pressing ginger grass… 

Understand about the miraculous ginger grass oil…Ginger grass oil is renowned as volatile oil and mostly used as essential oil….Perennial ginger grass undergoes through steam distillation method consequently oil is extracted which is exceedingly of great value….Although it has strong odour but it is likeable and resistible….The colour of the watery and thin oil varies from brownish yellow to brownish red…It is chemically composed of –

  •  Myrcene
  • Perillyl alcohol
  • Limonene

 Ginger grass oil is absolutely commodious for perfumery and in manufacturing enhancive goods…This essential oil is completely insoluble in water…It is generally used by aroma therapists…hence helpful in harmonizing psychological pain… 

The major benefits of this amazing oil are-

  • It relieves sinus…severe coughs and cold…
  • It is utilized in aromatic therapies like massages and inhalation which is very helpful in easing psychological pain and gives relaxation to stressful minds…
  • It conveys progressive effect in blood circulation…
  • It is of great medicinal value as its ingredients are useful in manufacturing medicines… 

Also this Ginger grass oil has the ability to emotionally uplift mood when feeling low or stressed out…Its application provides relief from –

  1.  Anxiety
  2. Tension
  3. Headaches

 Its energizing property fights fatigue and provides revitalization…Massaging Ginger grass oil improves

  • Blood circulation
  • Provides calmness
  • Treats cold
  • Cough
  • Sinusitis
  • Throat allergies
  • Treatment of sore muscles
  • Inflammation
  • Muscle or joint pains 

Not only these…there are various therapeutic properties of Ginger grass oil…It is- 

  • Analgesic
  • Antidepressant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiseptic
  • Antiviral
  • Bactericidal
  • Expectorant
  • Tonic 

I forgot to tell you…You know how it is obtained….Steam distillation process is used for extraction of Ginger grass oil…The oil is derived from the grass of the plant Cymbopogan Martini...It has yellowish golden colour and a warm earthy aroma that is quite exotic and sensuous…And remember…Ginger grass oil can cause irritation to sensitive skins and thus should be used in a smaller area with dilution before application…

Ginger grass oil blends well with – 

  • geranium oil
  • rosewood oil
  • sandalwood oil
  • cedar wood oil

 Have a look at our reference links…

  1. Ginger Grass For Cough by Blog
  2. Ginger Grass Oil by bpb
  3. Ginger Grass Oil And Cough by Faculty

Ginger Grass’ Mother Ginger

I have already told you enough about ginger grass and its oil…I think it is time we should give due credits to the ultimate one that gave birth to ginger grass…I mean of course…mother of ginger grass….ginger itself…

Ginger has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine to treat problems such as-

  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Diarrhoea
  • Coughing
  • Rheumatism

Ayurvedic medicine also uses ginger to treat inflammatory joint diseases including rheumatism and arthritis…

Ginger root is used today to provide relief for symptoms of motion sickness including

  • Sweating
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

No conclusive results were found when studies compared commercial medications with ginger…Signs of similar results between the two did seem apparent in the studies…

Ginger has other uses including relieving arthritis pain…ulcerative colitis…menstrual discomfort…headaches…fevers from flu and colds…and sore throats…Gastrointestinal problems including heartburn and gas can also be treated with ginger…The muscles of the gastrointestinal tract can be strengthened by the use of garlic…Ginger is also used to treat arthritis…both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis…It is thought that garlic can also provide relief for toothaches…but no scientific evidence exists to support this….

Volatile oils in ginger are what cause the taste…smell…and medical effectiveness….About 1-4% of ginger is oil….Ginger contains pungent constituents…shogaols and gingerols…which make it effective for relieving vomiting and nausea….Bisabolene and zingiberene are the aromatic constituents of garlic…

Obtained from Ginger plant is Ginger grass…A perennial…herbaceous plant…Slender stems and leaves are topped with flowering tops…Foliage is fragrant with characteristic fresh…green…sharp odour…

It blends best with…

  • Jasmine Absolute
  • Lavender
  • Black Pepper
  • Citrus
  • Rosewood
  • Rosemary
  • Palmarosa
  • Chinese Geranium
  • Rose
  • floral blends

Its aroma is amazingly sharp…peppery…fatty sweet herbal rose…woody…grassy

Just to add on to your knowledge…This unique oil is a relative of lemongrass…grown in Maharasthra…India…It has gentle spicy earth notes…and has many uses in Ayurvedic and indigenous formulations…It has been distilled since the 18th century in India…

  • Improves circulation and blood flow
  • Reduces stress
  • Calms
  • Is uplifting
  • Excellent for relief of sinus congestion
  • Euphoric
  • Aphrodisiac

Okay…Now have a look at our references…

  1. Ginger Grass Oil by Botanical
  2. Ginger by ehow Health
  3. Ginger Grass Oil by etsy.com

The Best Essential Oil – Ginger Grass

Almost all the essential oils…have pros and cons…but I’ll be discussing about an essential oil that just has pros and pros and some more of pros…the amazing…mild (Okay not literally…I mean as in its being) and amazing…ginger grass oil….

This plant is a….perennial…herbaceous plant…Slender stems and leaves are topped with flowering tops…Foliage is fragrant with characteristic fresh…green…sharp odour…

Has numerous benefits…

  • Improves circulation and blood flow
  • Reduces stress
  • Calms
  • Is uplifting
  • Excellent for relief of sinus congestion
  • Euphoric
  • Aphrodisiac

The aroma of this oil is greatly…Sharp…peppery…fatty sweet herbal rose…woody…grassy

Do you the background of this amazing oil?

This unique oil is a relative of lemongrass…grown in Maharasthra…India…It has gentle spicy earth notes…and has many uses in Ayurvedic and indigenous formulations…It has been distilled since the 18th century in India…

And you might not be knowing this too that if used topically…such as a compress to the head or chest…it should be diluted…so always keep that in mind before applying it….It can also be added to bath water…about 8 drops per tub of water….If used in a nebulising diffuser…adhere to the safe operating guidelines by turning the diffuser off after 3-5 minutes…Know about the smell of this spicy oil? Those who are wondering how it smells might compare it to lemongrass…It mixes well with frankincense and can be used to stimulate circulation to the head…

You know this cousin of rosy Palma Rosa is simply amazing! I’ll repeat this time and again…Warm and spicy like ginger…with just a hint of green grass…lemon and floral notes to it….It should be a perfumers delight….Some sources…however…recommend its use topically for pain relief and warming…the same way one would use ginger oil….Please dilute it way down for topical use…I am repeating it again and again…

 The main action of ginger grass is on the circulation…Like I have already mentioned…It encourages blood flow to any area of the body to which it is applied…This action…and the anti-inflammatory properties of this essential oil…make it an excellent choice for massaging sore muscles and relieving stiffness in joints….Ginger grass is useful for headaches that originate in tense muscles in the neck or upper back….

Now please go through the following references…

  1. Ginger Grass Oil by whitelotusblog.com
  2. Ginger Essential Oil by etsy.com
  3. Ginger Grass by bpb

Ginger Grass Magic Oil

Do you anything that does magic? I mean anything…any useful material…

No? I’ll tell you about a magical oil….Ginger Grass…

Ginger is an erect plant with thickened…fleshy and aromatic rhizomes…Used in different forms as a food…flavouring and spice…Ginger rhizomes contain 1 to 2 % volatile oil…Ginger’s therapeutic uses are as a-

  • Carminative
  • Anti nauseant
  • Anti flatulence agent

Ginger grass Oil is extracted from the plant called ginger grass…Natural Ginger grass Oil has a brilliant fragrance and used in many perfumery products…Ginger grass Essential Oil has been continuously used in many herbal products since ages…Natural Ginger grass Oil is used in several medicines also…This is an essential component of aroma therapy…We are among the leading Manufacturers of ginger grass oil…We supply quality ginger grass oil to several parts of the country and abroad as well…

It is the most aromatic Essential Oil…which are widely used for skin care and hair care….The essential oils are used as base oil and widely used in various hair care products…

Amazingly enough…Ginger grass oil has the ability to emotionally uplift mood when feeling low or stressed out…Its application provides relief from- 

  • Anxiety
  • Tension
  • Headaches 

Its energizing property fights fatigue and provides revitalization…Massaging Ginger grass oil improves blood circulation and provides calmness….Ginger grass oil very effectively treats- 

  • Cold
  • Cough
  • Sinusitis
  • throat allergies 

Other uses of ginger grass oil are for treatment of sore muscles…inflammation…muscle or joint pains etc…. 

And finally….The therapeutic properties of Ginger grass oil are- 

  • Analgesic
  • Antidepressant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiseptic
  • Antiviral
  • Bactericidal
  • Expectorant
  • Tonic 

You how is this magic oil obtained?

Steam distillation! Is process is used for extraction of Ginger grass oil…The oil is derived from the grass of the plant Cymbopogan Martini…It has yellowish golden colour and a warm earthy aroma that is quite exotic and sensuous…Ginger grass oil can cause irritation to sensitive skins and thus should be used in a smaller area with dilution before application…

Ginger grass oil blends well with geranium oil…rosewood oil…sandalwood oil…cedarwood oil…and other floral essential oils… 

Now quickly have a look at our references….

  1. Ginger Root Oil by Organic Facts
  2. Ginger Grass Oil by livestrong.com
  3. Ginger Grass Essential Oil by ehow Health

Ginger Grass Essential Oil – Do You Know About It?

One of the nature’s many wonders is Ginger grass oil…Reason being…firstly…it’s an essential oil…secondly…it has myriad uses…uses that benefit us…

Ginger Grass Oil…which is obtained through Steam Distilled Extraction Method…Ginger Grass Oil is a Yellow to light brown liquid…The aromatherapy uses for Ginger Grass Essential Oil include improvement of circulation and blood flow…calming and reduction of stress…as well as the opening of sinus passages…..From a spiritual perspective Ginger Grass Oil is viewed as

  • mood uplifting
  • euphoric
  • aphrodisiac oil

You’ll be surprised to now that even in the perfumery industry…Ginger Grass Oil is added to inject a sharp…green scent…particularly in men’s colognes….And it is pretty illustrious in the field…

But on top of all these uses…Ginger grass oil is basically renowned as volatile oil and mostly used as essential oil….Perennial ginger grass undergoes through steam distillation method consequently oil is extracted which is exceedingly of great value…Although it has strong odour but it is likeable and resistible….The colour of the watery and thin oil varies from brownish yellow to brownish red…It is chemically composed of myrcene…perillyl alcohol…limonene…Ginger grass oil is absolutely commodious for perfumery and in manufacturing enhancive goods….This essential oil is completely insoluble in water…It is generally used by aroma therapist…hence helpful in harmonizing psychological pain… 

Its basic benefits being…

  • Improves circulation
  • Blood flow
  • Reduces stress
  • Calms
  • Is uplifting
  • Relief of sinus congestion
  • Euphoric
  • Aphrodisiac

This Ginger Grass has a warm…earthy and spicy aroma….The oil encourages circulation and blood flow to the area it is applied…It is calming oil and helps to reduce stress….

Ginger Grass is Yellow in colour…Like I previously mentioned…Its aroma in a way is cross between Ginger and Palma Rosa with undertones of Sicilian Lemon which also gives it a sharp and piercing impact on the senses

Also it is a useful addition for the therapist wishing to treat muscle aches…It is advise adding it to other warm and penetrating oils such as

  • Black Pepper
  • Clary Sage
  • Ginger
  • Wild Marjoram

The best would be diluting all down in Jojoba to create a superb muscle relaxant….Also used in massage to calm and soothe the mind…

Have a look at our reference links…

  1. Aromatherapy by Aromatherapy Library
  2. Ginger Grass Oil by Essortment
  3. About Ginger Grass Oil by bpb

Let Magic Bloom In Your Garden – Growing Ginger

How would it be if you had this personal kitchen garden where you could grow possibly any and every food or maybe anything you wanted (Yes anything! Not just food…Fictional…hypothetical)…right from pizzas and pastas and brownies to shoes…bags…and perfumes  (Okay I am being ridiculously absurd and idiotic now)…But please just imagine….I mean wouldn’t it be like that the world shrunk to your kitchen garden?

But…now finally talking some sense…that is a just pure crazy…puerile imagination…coming to terms with reality…But it is NOT impossible to grow something as useful and efficient and multi-purpose…prolific as ginger…

Yes! With all the ways it benefits us…be it food…diseases…injuries…anything! Nothing could be better than growing this ‘multi-talented’ spice in the backyard…So every time you need it…just call it…it’ll be there in the backyard reading a newspaper…watching TV…Okay I promise I won’t get ridiculous anymore…So…what I meant to say was…every time you will need it (its needed almost every day for something or the other)…it’ll just be the distance of a few rooms…

Hmm…So here’s what you need to do to grow it in the backyard…

Firstly…before moving ahead…I am sure you now that ginger is an essential ingredient in Asian cooking….So…growing your own is easy and provides an endless supply of ginger for your cooking….You also get an ingredient that is new to most American palates…Ginger Grass…

Ginger grass shoots off the ginger rhizome when you plant it…The grass will grow to be 2 to 4 feet tall at full maturity….In a couple months after planting the ginger…though…you’ll have grass that’s a foot tall…

Remember…Ginger grows outdoors in zones 10 and 11….If you grow it in other zones…you’ll need to bring it inside if temperatures drop below 55 F degrees….The ginger rhizome won’t grow grass in temperatures less than 75 F degrees….Between 55 F and 75 F degrees…the ginger will be in winter dormancy…and the grass will die…Temperatures less than 55 F will damage the ginger rhizome….

Alright…all you need to do to grow your ginger plants is…buy a couple small pieces of ginger root at the store….Look for fat pieces that have small nodes on them…At most… You’ll need a large pot…about 12 inches tall by 12 inches wide…Fill the pot with potting soil mixed with compost….Make sure the potting soil has good drainage because the ginger rhizomes don’t like to sit in wet soil….

 

Then…Place the ginger in 100 F water and let them soak for 8 hours…Plant 3 to 4 pieces of ginger in the pot….Bury them with about an 1/2 inch of soil, with the buds on top…Water regularly…but don’t let the soil get soggy….If the ginger grass turns brown…you may be overwatering….

It can take up to 10 months before you can harvest the ginger…To use it…simply dig up one of rhizomes with the new sprouts…cut off the ginger you want…then bury the rest…The ginger will continue to grow….You can also cut off a larger piece and refrigerate it for use during the week…

And lastly and most importantly…Be sure to clip pieces of the ginger grass to use for cooking or to brew tea….You can do this at any point…so while you’re waiting for your ginger root to grow…use that tasty ginger grass! For tea…steep the leaves in boiling water for five minutes….When using it for cooking…slice it thinly and only cook it briefly…like at the very end of your stir fry….The flavour of the grass is like very mild ginger with a hint of lemon…so it pairs well with almost anything…

Have a look at our reference links…

  1. Ginger Grass Oil by botanical.com
  2. Growing Ginger by eHow
  3. Ginger Grass Essential Oil by bpb