Ginger Lily (Perfumery Base)
Hedychium Coronarium is a plant species native to Himalayas region of Nepal and India, Myanmar and Thailand. Hedychium spicatum smallish hardy perennial that grows to around 1 m, with green leaves and large orange and white flowers.
Hedychium spicatum smallish hardy perennial that grows to around 1 m, with green leaves and large orange and white flowers. It is also known as Spiked Ginger Lily, Sandharlika or Kapur kachri in Hindi, and Takhellei in Manipuri.
Ginger Lily is a very typical Indian species of Ginger grown only in Northern Parts of India near Himalayan Ranges. It is used in India for skin care products and in classical Indian perfumes.
The smell is really wonderful! The oil is extracted from dried roots. Has a very tenacious and sweet smell ideal for a male perfume. The aroma is a blend of warm woody notes with a soft hint of spice, and a touch of soft floral.
In India the fragrant rhizomes of H. spicatum are a considerable item of trade. The dried rhizomes are burned as incense.
The essential oil derived from the rhizomes is used in perfumery. Therapeutically, an extraction of the root is used in Ayurveda. Research indicates that the oil has a slightly tranquilizing action, as well.
Emotionally, it is said to promotes and brings in peaceful feelings and thoughts. Conjures mental images, feelings. Helpful in elevating the mental state to a sense of euphoria.
Believed to help maintain a level emotional state and general goodwill in large groups of people. In Aromatherapy, Ginger Lily Essential Oil has warm, woody, spicy, light floral aroma.