Why Gingergrass Oil?

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

  • Anxiety
  • Tension
  • Headaches
  • Fights fatigue
  • 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…
Therapeutic properties of Ginger grass oil are

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

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 cananga oil…geranium oil…rosewood oil…amyris oil…sandalwood oil…guaiacwood oil…cedarwood oil…and other floral essential oils…

The perfumery industry Ginger Grass Oil is added to give a sharp…green scent particularly in men’s colognes….

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

Have a look at our reference links…

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

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