Ginger grass is a perennial…herbaceous plant with slender stem and leaves with flowering tops…The plant has a fresh…sharp…green scent….The oil extracted from Ginger grass has a sharp…woodsy…herbal smell….The color ranges from light golden yellow to amber…Ginger grass is related to the lemongrass herb…and has been distilled since the 18th century in India…It is often used to scent perfumes and in Ayurvedic traditions….Combinations of other essential oils can be used to recreate similar qualities to ginger grass…
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Ginger grass is a close relative of lemongrass and a distant cousin of palmarosa…These family connections give a glimpse of its aroma….Ginger grass has a gentle…spicy aroma with marvelous earth tones…Just when you think you have experienced all the layers of the aroma…a hint of rose surfaces…calming the nerves and raising the spirits….
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….
Ginger plants can grow to about 1 m tall….The upright shoots sprout from the rhizomeat the base of the plant…
Rhizomes…knobbly and fleshy…covered in ring-like scars….This is the important part for food and medicine…Although the rhizomes grow underground…they are swollen stems…not roots….This is why fresh ginger is often referred to as ‘stem ginger’…
Flowers…the flowering spikes sprout directly from the rhizomes and are about 30 cm long….The flowers are purple with a cream-blotched base…
Fruits…red in colour…Each has three chambers containing several small black seeds….Ginger plants that are cultivated in commercial plantations don’t usually bear fruit…
Will tell you a bit about this amazing plant…Ginger…Though I just mentioned it but I’ll prefer repeating…It is a dramatic perennial plant that displays clumps of lance-shaped leaves adorned with green and yellow stripes….Although the non-variegated variety of shell ginger reaches heights as tall as 10 feet at maturity…Variegata grows only to 3 to 4 feet….Shell ginger blooms year-around…but the pink-tipped white flowers are most plentiful during the summer months….The blooms of the Variegata cultivar have a pleasant…spicy aroma….
Have a look at our references…
- Growing Ginger Plant by eHow
- Grasses by M.Grieve
- Ginger Grass by eHOw
Gingergrass essential oil indeed has the ability to fight almost every human ill and it does so with such efficiency that not a single mark it leaves behind after curing various problems…
Gingergrass essential oil, India (C. martinii var. sofia)though a close relative of palmarosa has a unique chemistry and subsequently unmatched aroma. The oily grassy notes are due to the interesting Perilla alcohol that also adds a fatty-herbal kick. A synonym for Perilla alcohol is dihydro cuminyl alcohol. Fresh rosy notes with a slight woodiness are perhaps the reason Indian soap makers have used this oil extensively for decades.
Gingergrass is a perennial, herbaceous plant with slender stem and leaves with flowering tops. The plant has a fresh, sharp, green scent. The oil extracted from Gingergrass has a sharp, woodsy, herbal smell. The color ranges from light golden yellow to amber. Gingergrass is related to the lemongrass herb, and has been distilled since the 18th century in India. It is often used to scent perfumes and in Ayurvedic traditions. Combinations of other essential oils can be used to recreate similar qualities to gingergrass.
Essential oils are highly concentrated aromatic essences of plants. Essential oils are extracted from various parts of the plant, including the stem, leaf, flower, bark, fruits and the root. Essential oils have a number of uses around the home as air fresheners and cleansers, but they also have a number of medicinal purposes. Essential oils are antimicrobial and can effectively kill a number of viruses and bacteria, reducing inflammation assisting in promoting healing. Essential oils can be beneficial when inhaled, used in a bath, on a compress, added to a facial steam treatment,
- Gingergrass essential oil helps in increasing the blood flow/circulation.
- It is helpful in calming and reducing stress.
- Gingergrass oil is also believed to be a mood uplifting, euphoric and aphrodisiac oil.
- It is also used in Men’s perfumes/colognes.
- The oil of gingergrass is used extensively in soap making and cosmetic industries because of its wonderful aromatic properties.
- Diffuse this oil, or dilute with pure carrier oil and apply to area of concern on the body.
Ginger grass was first distilled way back in the 18th century and its popularity has barely diminished. It was first used to improve circulation and blood flow and to eliminate stress. It is still used by aromatherapists to treat both these conditions.
Helps with a lot of causes, namely –
- Blood flow
- Stress reducing
- Mood uplifting
Okay, now have a look at our reference links…
- Gingergrass Essential Oil by Aromatherapy Library
- Gingergrass Oil by The Herb Depot
- Gingergrass by ehow