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Quick Overview

GingerPure Ginger 'select' essential oil CO2 distilled from Ginger rhizome grown in India. This is another of the 'spice' oils gaining depth and richness with the cold-distillation method, and is thought by some aromatherapists to be more therapeutic for arthritis and blends for the muscular ~ skeletal system than the steam distilled variety.

Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale

Ginger root is a tropical perennial herb that grows up to four feet tall with reed-like stems, narrow, spear-shaped leaves, and yellow flowers with purple markings.

It was one of the first commodities to travel the spice route from Asia to Europe and take up a notable residence on the shelves of ancient Greek and Roman physicians.

It is native to southern Asia, and has become a popular cultivar in the tropical regions of Nigeria, the West Indies, India, China, Jamaica and Japan.

Method of Extraction: Steam distilled

Parts Used: Rhizomes (dry root)

Country of Origin: China

Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted

GingerBlends Well With: Bergamot, Cedar Atlas, Clove Bud, Coriander Seed, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Neroli (Orange Blossom), Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Vetivert, and Ylang Ylang.

Scent: Hot, spicy, earthy, and woody with a sweet back note

Contraindications: Non-toxic, non-irritant (except in high concentration), slightly phototoxic, may cause sensitization in some individuals.

About the Oil

This Ginger essential oil is deep orange yellow and called a 'total' extract, due to the CO2 distillation method. There is no heat involved and the root never is carried in a gaseous state, therefore, a greater number of aromatic compounds and larger molecules get transferred than with other methods of distillation.

Aromatherapy Notes

This Ginger oil has a fresh jasmine-like top note, a candied orange and clove middle note and deep, gently spiced wood undertones.

Traditional Uses

Years before British surgeon Dr. James Lind discovered that lime could prevent scurvy, 5th century Chinese sailors were using the vitamin C found in Ginger for the same purpose on long voyages.

The Japanese soothed spinal and joint pain with it. The Chinese found it helpful with tooth aches, the common cold, flu and hangover symptoms from alcohol consumption. Progressive early-twentieth century U.S. physicians prescribed ginger for menstrual pain.

Ginger oil has been used for centuries to alleviate motion sickness, as a general digestive tonic for upset stomachs and in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia, it is noted for curing flatulent intestinal colic.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Analgesic, Anticatarrhal, Antiemetic, Aperitif, Carminative, Expectorant, Rubefacient, Sexual tonic, Stimulant (digestive system), Stomachic.


Non-toxic. Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. Ginger can be sensitizing with repeated use. Avoid direct sunlight after use.

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