Ginger  Zingiber officinale

Ginger Zingiber officinale

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Sourced from Madagascar, doTERRA Ginger essential oil is derived from the fresh rhizome of the ginger plant the subterranean stalk of a plant that shoots out the root system. A featured ingredient in many Asian dishes, Ginger has a hot, fragrant flavour when used as a kitchen spice. In Western tradition, Ginger is most often used in sweets—gingerbread and ginger snaps being two examples. Ginger essential oil can also be applied topically or inhaled for a soothing aroma.

Uses

  • During a long car ride, diffuse or place a drop of ginger in the palm of your hand and inhale.
  • When diffused, Ginger blends well with Vetiver, Fennel, Cinnamon Bark and Lemon esstential oils.
  • Use Ginger essential oil in your favourite sweet and savoury dishes.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.

Food flavour use: Add 1 or 2 drops to food.

Cautions

Keep out of reach of children. Possible skin sensitivity. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

Primary Benefits

  • Ginger has a hot, spicy and fragrant flavour.
  • A popular spice used in many dishes from around the world.
  • Provides a fragrant and soothing aroma.

Aromatic Description

Hot, spicy

Collection Method

Steam distillation

Plant Part

Root

Main Constituents

α-zingiberene, β-sesquiphellandrene