Gingergrass is a perennial herbaceous plant with long and very slender stems with terminal flowering tops. The essential oil obtained from it is very fragrant. It is a wild growing plant The grassy leaves from which the essential oil is derived are extremely fragrant. It is native to Northern India, Nepal and Bhutan and likes a moist habitat. It is quite temperamental to cultivate.It is also known as Indian Geranium, Palmarosa and Rosha or Rosha Grass.
Reported Attributes of Gingergrass Essential Oil:-
Traditional and Emotional uses reportedly include:-
Aromatherapists use Gingergrass as a calming and stress reducing. In massage it is reputed to improve circulation and blood flow as well as the opening of sinus passages. From a spiritual perspective Gingergrass is viewed as a mood uplifting, euphoric, aphrodisiac inducing oil.
In the perfumery industry, Gingergrass oil is added to inject a sharp, green scent particularly in mens colognes.
Gingergrass Essential Oil Blends Well With:-
Gingergrass blends well with cananga, geranium, rosewood, amyris, sandalwood, guaiacwood, cedarwood and essential oils that are floral in nature.
The oil was originally distilled in the 18th Century and has endured varying bouts of popularity since.
Gingergrass can irritate the skin of those who are sensitive.