Ginger grass essential oil is amazing when used internally and externally on the skin.
This oil is widely used in the perfume industry especially men’s cologne.
Countries where it’s found:
The plant is grown in India, China, and France. The plant is also found to grow in Madagascar, Brazil, and few Asian regions.
Ginger grass plant is best harvested after 10 months of plantation. It is a perennial plant growing up to 9 feet.
History of the Plant:
The plant has been used since the 18th century in India. It is an herbaceous plant with long, elongated and slender stems each with a terminal flowering top. Ancient aroma therapists used the oil to reduce stress and to improve blood circulation. Indian soap makers have used this oil for decades.
The oil is extracted from the leaves of the ginger grass plant by steam distillation. The oil is amber yellow in color with fresh, citrus odor.
The oil improves circulation and blood flow and opens sinus passages.
Ginger grass oil provides relief from headache, tension, and anxiety.
It helps to fight fatigue and revitalizes the mind and body. It also relieves stress and strengthens the mood.
The essential oil of Ginger grass improves blood circulation thereby providing relief from muscle aches, rheumatism, spasm, and arthritis.
The oil effectively treats cold, flu, cough, throat allergies, and sinusitis.
In addition, the oil is highly efficient against inflammations, swollen muscles, sore muscles, and joint pains.
Being related to Palmarosa oil, ginger grass oil is a good choice in skin care. It reduces wrinkles, acne, scars, and helps in dermatitis.
The oil is strongly anti-fungal and aids in treating fungal infections.
Its carminative properties support in treating mood fluctuations and mind relaxation.
The oil takes good care of viral infections, intestinal infections, urethritis, and allergies.
Problematic breathing and blocked nasal passages are treated with ginger grass essential oil.
Ginger grass essential oil can be used as a compress, applied onto the skin, inhaled directly, placed in a diffuser, added to bath, massages, and with vapor therapy.
The oil possesses anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antidepressant, and tonic, bactericidal, antiseptic, antiviral, and expectorant properties
Ginger Grass Essential Oil
Botanical Name : Cymbopogon martinii (sofia)
Common Name : Ginger grass essential oil
CAS # : 8023-92-5
Plant Parts Used : Leaves
Extraction Method : Steam Distillation method
Color & Odor : Yellow to light brown liquid with a sharp, green scent with pepper and lemon undertones odor
It is a perennial growing herbaceous plant having long slender stems with terminal flowering tops. The grass is the source of oil and is very fragrant.
Constituents & Specifications :
geraniol, farnesol, geranyl acetate, methylheptenone, citronellol, citral, dipentene and limonene.
Specific Gravity : 0.9100 – 1. 0100 @ 20 °C
Refractive Index : 1.4880 – 1.4940 @ 20 °C
Gingergrass oil is analgesic, anti-emetic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, cephalic, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, rubefacient, stimulant, stomachic, sudorific and tonic.
Benefits & Uses :
- Provide relief from anxiety, tension, and headaches; while energizing property fights fatigue and provides revitalization. It strengthen mood when feeling low or stressed out.
- Gingergrass essential oil improves blood circulation and provides calmness.
- Gingergrass oil very effectively treats cold, cough, sinusitis, and throat allergies.
- In addition to this, ginger grass oil is the perfect treatment of sore muscles, inflammation, muscle or joint pains etc.
- Used in the treatment of sore muscles, inflammation, muscle or joint pains etc.