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Fresh Ginger Essential Oil


Ginger is another spice oil that is widely used in the culinary industry. It’s actually one of the first spices that made its way to Europe where the Greeks and Romans used it extensively as both a culinary spice and medicinal herb.

Name of Oil:  Ginger

Latin Binomial:  Zingiber officinale

Extraction Method:  Steam

Countries of Origin:  India, China, Asia, Australia, Africa

Scent Profile:  Warm, spicy, earthy, woody

Parts Used in distillation:  Flowers

Oil Characteristics:  Light yellow, thin, middle to base note, medium to strong intensity

Cultivation:  Non Sprayed


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Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Circulatory stimulant, heart tonic, poor circulation, cardiac fatigue, angina, abdominal distension, poor digestion, flatulence, rheumatism, arthritis, muscular pain, catarrh, coughs, sinusitis and sore throats.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Warming, stimulating, motivation, increase determination and clarity.


Originally used as a spice; Confucius claimed to be never without ginger when he ate.

Chemical Constituents

a-pinene, camphene, geranial, nerol, 1,8 cineole, ar-curumeme,zingiberene, z-b-farnesene, b-sesquiphellandrene, b-bisabolene, b-eudesmol

Safety & References


Non-irritating, non-toxic, sensitizing to some people

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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