Galangal Essential Oil

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Botanical Name: Kaempferia Galangal L

Country of Origin: India

Cultivation Method: Conventional Cultivation

Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled Rhizomes

Consistency: Thin

Aromatic Description: Fresh spicy-camphoraceous odour

Perfumery Note: Middle

Aromatherapy Properties: (Uses) The volatile oil of rhizomes of Galangal is a shrub originating from South-East Asia. Its black, knotty rhyzome is very similar to ginger. Upon occasion Galangal essential oil is used in perfumery.

Blends well with: Allspice, Chamomile Maroc, Cinnamon Leaf, Citrus Oils, Lavandin, Myrtle, Opoponax Wild Crafted, Patchouli Dark, Pine Long Leaf, Rosemary, and Sage

History: The genus Alpinia was named by Plumier after Prospero Alpino, a famous Italian botanist of the early seventeenth century. The name Galangal is derived from the Arabic word Khalanjan, perhaps a perversion of a Chinese word meaning 'mild ginger'. The Galangal essential oil has been used as a natural remedy in Europe, especially in England. Also known as Low John.

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General Safety Information: Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.