Main Therapeutic Properties
The Circulatory system:
|Part of Plant used:
|Country of Origin:
|Colour of oil:
||Top-strong Mid-strong Base-weak
||Possible irritant to sensitive skin
||d-phellandrene, gingerol, cineol, zingiberene, isoorneol, citral
|Actions on the body:
||Analgesic, antiseptic, carminative, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, stimulant, stomachic, sudorific, tonic
Stimulates general circulation of blood and lymph, supports detoxing by warming the body, increases perspiration, chilblains, poor circulation and varicose veins.
The Digestive system:
Promotes the secretion of gastric juices, diarrhea, colic, indigestion, nausea
The Muscular system:
Good oil for muscular aches and pains, arthritis, sprains, rheumatism
The Nervous system:
The Reproductive system:
Said to be a powerful aphrodisiac. Good in treating impotence, warming quality helps to alleviate cramps and pain brought on with menstruation.
The Respiratory system:
Warming, aids the elimination of excess mucous, catarrh, bronchitis, able to reduce fevers, balancing mucous secretion.
Warming, nurturing, esp. during winter. Sedative, calming