Botanical Name: Hedychium spicatum
Country of Origin: India
Extraction Method: Supercritical Co2 Select
Viscosity: Thick; requires warming to liquefy
Distillation Date: June 2015
Shelf Life: 5 Years
Plant Part: Rhizomes
Perfume Note: Middle
Aroma: Sweet, creamy, buttery, fruity, melon, nuance of spice
Blends well with: Champaca, Frankincense carteri, Frangipani, Geranium Bourbon, Galangal, Ginger Fresh, Jasmine sambac, Melissa, Mimosa, Neroli, Petitgrain bigarade, Rose Moroc, Sandalwood, Tuberose, Vanilla Bourbon, all citrus oils
Ginger Lily Co2 from Hedychium spicatum roots is botanically related to our beautiful White Ginger Lily Absolute
from Hedichyium coronarium flowers but aromatically quite different. This Ginger Lily Co2 Select extract has an uplifting and euphoric sweet, fruity melon-like buttery aroma
with complex notes that blend well with most citrus and floral oils. It is a concentrated thick opaque paste that requires gentle warming to liquefy.
Also known as Kapur kachri in Hindi and Shati in Ayurveda, Ginger Lily is used in Ayurvedic practitice primarily for respiratory problems and to increase circulation. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is a valued febrifuge, anti-inflammatory, and noted for calming intestinal distress including diarrhea and menstrual pain. Some sources indicate Ginger Lily spicatum is a sexual stimulant and premium component in aphrodisiac blends.
Aromatherapy use: anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, anti-asthmatic, bronchitis, depression, digestive distress, headaches, hypotensive, muscular aches and pains, nausea, respiratory difficulties, sexual dysfunction, spasmolytic, stress, tension, vasodilator
General use: Massage oil, perfume, skin care, bath and body creams, lotions, gels, spa treatment oils and creams, soap, candles
Contraindications: Non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing. Avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Not recommended for use with babies or small children.