- May help to support healthy digestion
- May help to reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion
- May help reduce occasional nausea
Aromatic Description: Hot, spicy
Collection Method:Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Root
Main Constituents: α-zingiberene, beta-sesquiphellandrene
About Ginger Essential Oil
The essential warming property of gingerol, the active ingredient of ginger root, makes it ideal for digestive support. The essential oil can be topically applied in highly diluted form over the abdomen in a compress. The essential oil, when diffused or inhaled, supports the lungs’ natural function of clearing any heaviness or discomfort.
When diffused or massaged into skin (always highly diluted), ginger operates as a tonic and restorative for vital health. Ginger is commonly used in Chinese medicine to strengthen the heart and restore the flow of stagnant chi.
The deeply warming qualities of ginger root essential oil render it useful as a general restorative for emotional depletion, it is effective in revitalizing energy and counteracting exhaustion.
Ginger Essential Oil Profile
How to Use Ginger Essential Oil
- Direct Palm Inhalation: Use ginger in combination with bergamot (a drop of each is lovely) to support healthy energy levels and feelings of well-being.
Interesting Ginger Essential Oil Information
Ginger was one of the first products to travel the spice route from Asia to Europe, where both the Greeks and Romans made extensive use of it. Romans in particular appreciated ginger for its sensual mood enhancing powers, adding it to wine.
Safety Considerations for Ginger Essential Oil
Non-toxic, non-irritant (except in high concentration), slightly phototoxic. May sensitize skin; use low dilutions and avoid face and neck. Do not take ginger essential oil internally.