Materia Aromatica – Ginger – 5ml

£10.25

This ginger comes from Madagascar, and is quite different to the Indian, Nepalese or East Asian varieties. The oil is sweet, sharp, bouncy and clear without any of the grassy undertones of other varieties. It smells and tastes just like candied ginger – an absolute delight!

Ginger is widely used as a spice and a folk medicine.

Description

This ginger comes from Madagascar, and is quite different to the Indian, Nepalese or East Asian varieties. The oil is sweet, sharp, bouncy and clear without any of the grassy undertones of other varieties. It smells and tastes just like candied ginger – an absolute delight!

Ginger is widely used as a spice and a folk medicine.

Uses

Ginger is typically used to:

  • flavour sweet and savoury food.
  • give a warming massage.
  • aid digestion.
The Ginger plant

Soil Association Organic Certified - Logo

The essential oil is derived from the fresh rhizome of the ginger plant.

Zingiber officinalis

From Madagascar

Organic – Certified by Soil Association

 

About Materia Aromatica

Materia Aromatica supplies oils essential oils harvested by growers and distillers of organic crops, buying as much as possible from smaller farms or family enterprises. This has the advantage that these farmers distil their own freshly harvested materials themselves. They carry out steam distillation on a small scale at low pressure in stainless steel tanks to maximise the essential oils’ therapeutic value and to retain the individuality and life force of the crops from which they originate. Every batch of oil is dated, numbered and tested to ensure the quality of the oil.

Prices

Oils from organically grown or wild-crafted crops are generally more expensive, as the term itself is a guarantee of purity and wholeness. Organically grown crops must adhere to strict guidelines so the oils are sold in their pure form, without dilution or the addition of any synthetic oils. Picking, carried out by hand in the wild, requiring extra labour, is time consuming and costly. This explains the price variations between two oils of the same species such as Materia Aromatica’s organic and wild varieties of Lavandula angustifolia.