I, once heard, my aunt talking about this apparently ‘magical’ oil that had done her some good when she was in great distress and could not find a god solution for her problem of deprivation of natural antiseptics in the area where she used to reside initially…I got to know it was ginger grass oil that she was talking about.
Ginger Grass oil is extracted from the fragrant ginger grass plant. It is a perennial plant that grows up to a maximum height of 9 feet. Ginger grass is indigenous to India and is found growing in Madagascar, Brazil and a few other parts of Asia. This herbaceous plant has long slender stems and terminal flowering tops. Ginger grass plant is a member of the Poaceae plant family to which lemon grass, meadow grass and centipede grass belongs to. The leaves or the grass of this plant is green, fresh and unique with its special aroma. This relative of lemongrass is found growing in Maharashtra, India on a large scale. Ginger grass has spicy earth notes that make its presence significant in certain Ayurvedic and herbal formulations.
Ginger Grass essential oil has a strong green scent with a peppery and lemony touch. This oil is extracted from Ginger grass either through steam distillation method or water distillation method. The special aroma of this oil can be defined as grassy, sharp, woody, peppery, lemony and fatty sweet. Ginger grass essential oil blends well with Rosewood oil, Sandalwood oil, Cedarwood oil, Cananga oil, Geranium oil and few other floral essential oils.
Ginger grass can be grown in tropical and sub-tropical areas. The major chemical components of this oil are limonene, perillyl alcohol, myrcene and trans-p-m entha-2,8-dien-1-ol. This oil has many properties namely –
- antidepressant, aphrodisiac and expectorant properties.
Ginger grass essential oil has been proved effective in promoting blood circulation, blood flow and the circulatory system. This oil has calmative properties that help in reducing stress and relaxing the mind. It opens up sinus passages, reduces stress, and uplifts the mood. Acne, nervous exhaustion, mood fluctuations, sore throat, viral infections, vaginitis, intestinal infections, urethritis, headaches, allergies and sinus congestion are treated with the spicy powers of this natural oil. Blocked nasal passages, problematic breathing passages are also cleared with the help of this oil. With its aphrodisiac properties,
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