Gingergrass

(Cympopogan martini variation sofia)

INGREDIENT IN: LePatches, LeTendaCare

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: antiseptic, stimulant, stomachic, aphrodisiac, febrifuge, expectorant

AFFINITY FOR: circulation, muscles and joints, congestion

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

PLANT FAMILY: Gramineae

PART UTILIZED: leaves, grass

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Gingergrass is a close relative of lemongrass and a distant cousin of palmarosa. These family connections give a glimpse of its aroma. Gingergrass has a gentle, spicy aroma with marvelous earthtones. Just when you think you have experienced all the layers of the aroma, a hint of rose surfaces, calming the nerves and raising the spirits.

APPLICATION: Dilute gingergrass and apply to appropriate areas of the feet and anywhere on the body where it is needed. Gingergrass is wonderful added to the tub. You should use only one or two drops at a time.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: The aroma of gingergrass makes me want to smile and forget about petty annoyances. Gingergrass is said to be an aphrodisiac.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: The main action of gingergrass is on the circulation. 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. Gingergrass is useful for headaches that originate in tense muscles in the neck or upper back.

CAUTIONS: Gingergrass may cause irritation to sensitive skin if used undiluted.