Gingergrass Pure Essential Oil

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Gingergrass Pure Essential Oil

12.00

15 ml

Common Name: Gingergrass

Latin Name: Cymbopogon martinii var. Sofia

INCI Name: Cymbopogon Martinii var. Sofia (Gingergrass) Oil

 

Scent: Sweet, heady, herbal, ginger-like scent

Parts Used: Grass

Extraction Method: Steam Distillation

Origin: India

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Blends Well With

Bergamot (Citrus), Black Pepper, Citronella, Frankincense, Geranium (Rose), Ginger, Grapefruit (Pink), Helichrysum (Italicum), Helichrysum (Rambiazina), Lavender, Lemongrass, Lime, Litsea, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Sage (Clary), Tangerine, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang


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Plant Description

Gingergrass, like its name suggests, is a member of the Poaceae or grass family.  Native to the subcontinent of India, it naturally grows in round clumps that can form uninterrupted stands. Gingergrass reaches a height of 6 feet, preferring slightly alkaline soils.  It tolerates poorly drained and saturated soil caused by heavy, prolonged rain.

 

Plant History

Traditionally wild gathered, the essential oil of Cymbopogon martinii var. Sofia has been used since antiquity, being very popular in Ayurvedic.  This incredibly diverse plant oil has been used for issues ranging from ache to viral infections, insect repellant to libido lifter.

 

Though the use of gingergrass lost popularity after WWII, its popularity is on the increase.  Besides being grown for its essential oil, it is also grown for its ability to control erosion.


Ancient Wisdom - Historical Uses

In traditional Indian medicine, both the Gingergrass plant and essential oil are used for; acne, analgesic, anti-depressant, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, asthma, arthritis, bactericidal, bronchitis, bursitis, coughs, cystitis, decongestant, dysentery, hair loss, headaches, insect bites, insect repellant, intestinal problems, laryngitis, lumbago, oily skin, psoriasis, rheumatism, respiratory infections, revitalizing, sinusitis, sore throat, spasms, stiff joints, uplifting, viral infections…

Topically - Acne, analgesic, anti-depressant, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, asthma, arthritis, bactericidal, bronchitis, bursitis, coughs, decongestant, hair loss, headaches, insect bites, insect repellant, intestinal problems, laryngitis, lumbago, oily skin, psoriasis, rheumatism, respiratory infections, revitalizing, sinusitis, sore throat, spasms, stiff joints, uplifting, viral infections…

Inhalation - Anti-depressant, aphrodisiac, asthma, bronchitis, coughs, decongestant, headaches, laryngitis, respiratory infections, revitalizing, sinusitis, uplifting, viral infections…

 

Modern Knowledge – Scientific Research

This is a field study that evaluates the repellant action of Cymbopogon martinii Stapf var sofia oil against the mosquito Anopheles sundaicus in tribal villages.

Das MK, Ansari MA. Evaluation of repellant action of Cymbopogon martinii Stapf var sofia oil against the mosquito Anopheles sundaicus in tribal villages of Car Nicobar Island, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India. J Vect BorneDis 40, September & December 2003, pp 100-104.

http://www.mrcindia.org/journal/issues/403100.pdf

 

This study assesses the antimicrobial effects of Cymbopogon martinii, and four other essential oils.

Tsai ML, Lin CC, Lin WC et al. Antimicrobial, Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Essential Oils from Five Selected Herbs. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2011;75(10),1977-1983.

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bbb/75/10/75_110377/_article

 

This study examines the constituents of Cymbopogon species.

Heiba HI, Rizk AM. Constituents Of Cymbopogon Species. Qatar Univ. Sci. Bull. (1986), 6:53-75.

https://quspace.qu.edu.qa/bitstream/handle/10576/9817/Constituents%20of%20cymbopogon%20species.pdf?sequence=10&isAllowed=y

 

Active Compounds

L-Limonene Oxide, P-Mentha-2,8-Dien-1-Ol, Trans-P-Menthene-8-Diol-1,2, Camphene, Carveol, Carvone Geraniol, geranyl acetate Limonene, Linalool, Menthadienols, Myrcene, Perillul Alcohol, Piperitenone, …


Not For Internal Use

Keep Out Of Reach Of Children

Dilute Properly

Avoid Eyes & Mucus Membranes

 

Cautions

Possible Skin Irritant

 

If pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult your doctor prior to use.

If adverse reaction occurs, stop using immediately and seek appropriate medical attention.

 

Possible Interaction

The use of herbs is a time-honored approach to strengthening the body and treating disease. Herbs, however, can trigger side effects and interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications. For these reasons, you should take herbs with care, under the supervision of a healthcare provider.

We have not found any information about Gingergrass interactions.