The Ever-Available Help Of Gingergrass

The oil of gingergrass is one of the finest oils in the business of essential oils. The oil has many properties that differentiate it from the rest of the lot of essential oils. Gingergrass oil is an amazing treat for the skin and even better when it goes inside.

Ginger is a perennial herb and grows to about 3-4 feet high with a thick spreading tuberous rhizome. Every year it shoots up a stalk with narrow spear-shaped leaves, as well as white or yellow flowers growing directly from the root. Ginger root is widely used around the world as a spice or food additive. For a skin application or in an aromatic bath, mix with vegetable oil (sweet almond, jojoba) or with a liquid cream (Sanomulse).

The plant is said to originate from India, China and Java and is native to Africa and the West Indies. It was most likely brought to Europe between the 10th and 15th century as a condiment and spice. The name ginger is said to be derived from the Gingi district in India, where tea made from ginger is used for stomach upsets.

Ginger oil is used in the treatment of fractures, rheumatism, arthritis, bruising, carbuncles, diarrhea, colic, cramps, nausea, hangovers, travel and sea sickness, colds and flu, sores on the skin, sore throat,catarrh, congestion, coughs, sinusitis, chills and fever. Ginger is an excellent natural remedy for nausea, motion sickness, morning sickness and general stomach upset due to its carminative effect that helps break up and expel intestinal gas.

Ginger tea has been recommended to alleviate nausea in chemotherapy patients primarily because its natural properties do not interact in a negative way with other medications. It is a safe remedy for morning sickness, since it will not harm the foetus. Some studies show ginger may also help prevent certain forms of cancer.

The therapeutic properties of Ginger oil are -

  • Analgesic
  • Anti-emetic
  • Antiseptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Bactericidal
  • Carminative
  • Cephalic
  • Expectorant
  • Febrifuge
  • Laxative
  • Rubefacient
  • Stimulant
  • Stomachic
  • Sudorific
  • Tonic

Ginger is warming, stimulating and grounding. It aids memory and is an aphrodisiac and also helps with pain relief and detoxification.

Now, please go through our reference links -

  1. Antiseptic Ginger Grass Oil by bpb
  2. The Ginger Herb by Essortment
  3. Medicinal Plants by answers.com

Quick Tip For Ginger Grass Oil’s Use

I have been getting requests for some handy tips for the use of Ginger grass oil for the basic use of it on a daily basis…So here I am with it… 

But before that understand a little about Ginger Grass oil’s being…. 

Ginger grass is basically 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…woods…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…Okay…following is a tip regarding the use of ginger grass oil…Read on…

Firstly…Nothing doing…Just put on gloves…Essential oils like ginger grass oil can be very strong and when touched directly can cause skin irritation…Fill two-thirds of the bottle with almond oil…a carrier oil used to dilute essential oils and make application to the skin easier….Got this much? Moving ahead now….

Add 3 drops of ginger grass oil to the almond oil….It will simulate the clean earthen scent of ginger grass…..Ginger grass…alleviates stress and invigorates the senses….

Okay….now what you have to do is…Add 3 drops of ginger essential oil to the blend….Close the bottle top and shake well….Ginger mimics the woodsy scent of ginger grass and its ability to warm muscles and relieve tension

And now…..Add 3 drops of black pepper essential oil….Close the bottle top and shake to combine….Black pepper simulates the crisp scent and improves circulation when applied to the skin….one of the key uses of ginger grass…

Lastly….Add more ginger grass oil to the mixture if the scent is too sharp….The mixture should have a herbal earthen scent….If it is too clean…add more black pepper….Work with the scents…one drop at a time…shaking the bottle with each new addition…When you are satisfied with the mixture…close the lid and wash the outside of the bottle to remove any drops of essential oil….Place a rubber band around the middle of the bottle to catch any drops that may fall when using the mixture…

Go through the following links…

  1. Ginger Grass Oil Recipes by Yummly
  2. Ginger Grass Oil by Plants For Use
  3. Ginger Grass Essential Oil by whitelotusblog.com