Galangal is a reed-like plant native to Indonesia that grows to a height of about one meter and is a relative to the ginger plant. Due to the similarity only visually to the ginger, it has been used in Asian and Indonesian cuisine.The plant has a long history having been used during the Crusades in England and Middle ages in Europe where it was known as an aphrodisiac because of its warming, stimulating scent. In fact, it is still sold today as a sexual stimulant by some herbal suppliers.As a perfume is was believed to build courage and assist in learning one’s will. In Voodoo the oil is known as Low John and is considered to have protective traits, especially in matters that are legal in nature.As galangal was associated with the fire element, it was used as oil for fire magic.
This essential oil is considered beneficial to fight fatigue and has success as an aid to the digestive system. The British herbal Pharmacopoeia has pointed to galangal as a treatment for dyspepsia, flatulence, colic, nausea, vomiting and motion sickness.It has also been used to remedy fevers, colds, coughing, sore and irritated throat, and bronchitis, various types of infection, rheumatism, liver and gallbladder ailments.It is also known to provide relief to sufferers of stiff joints and sore muscles and can be beneficial with blood circulation problems. The get the greatest benefit when fighting these conditions it is best to use this essential oil as a warming massage.
The therapeutic properties of clove oil are analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-neuralgic, carminative, anti-infectious, disinfectant, insecticide, stimulant, stomachic, uterine and tonic.
No formal testing, avoid in pregnancy and with infants and children, appears safe at low dosages, eugenol is a ketone so use with caution.
Class: Oxide/Terpene. Up to 49% cineole, pinene, camphene, cadinene, eugenol.
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