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Ginger Oil 30 ml

The ginger plant thrives in warm, humid climates. It originated in India and is a distant relative of the banana. It is cultivated for its edible root. The plant grows up to three feet tall with stalk-less leaves. Its flowers are yellow-green and highly aromatic, containing deep purples and yellows.
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Ginger oil contains the aromatic substance zingiberene, which is antibacterial.

It is also thought to have an anti-inflammatory effect and is used in the treatment of conditions headaches and rheumatoid arthritis, among others. Herbalists recommend ginger for nausea.

The rhizomes are cultivated for use in foods, medicines and cosmetics.

The root grows thick under the soil and is used to obtain the essential oil and absolute.

Ginger is astringent, antiseptic and warming. Aromatherapists use it to relax tense muscles and to soothe aching joints.

Its warming action helps stimulate circulation, making it an excellent remedy for cold extremities.

The finest ginger is reputed to be grown in Jamaica. Dried ginger root is hotter than the fresh root.

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