Zingiber officinalis

Origin: Madagascar
Family: Zingiberaceae
Part used: Rhizome

Ginger is a flowering plant that grows to 1 metre in height with horn-shaped yellow flowers. It is often referred to as 'the oldest spice' dating back 6000 years to the Austronesians as they travelled across southern China. It cannot propagate by seed, only by humans dividing the rhizome (or root) and placing it in new locations. It's been a widely celebrated culinary staple throughout history. Ginger has had a medicinal reputation for centuries as a warming support for colds and flu, an invigorating tonic and digestive aid.
Fragrance notes
A densely rich, citrus floral with a spicy and sharp sweetness.

Blending notes
Blends well with: Orange Sweet, Lemongrass and Vetiver.
Ginger has been used historically in many civilisations for both culinary and medicinal purposes - it is often considered the oldest of all spices. The ancient Greeks and Chinese used it for toothache, malaria, joint and muscular problems, and digestive complaints. It is also known as a tonic and fortifying to the immune system. Ginger is stimulating and is even believed to have aphrodisiac properties. Since the Middle Ages it has been valued by the western world as a digestive aid and for cold and flu symptoms, due to its warming and antiseptic qualities.

Please note: the traditional uses listed here are for reference only and should not be taken as recommendations for treatment, or cure, of any disease or medical condition. Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes towards improved health and wellbeing.
Pregnancy queasiness
Blend 2 drops with 3 drops of Spearmint and diffuse at night. 1 drop of this blend can also be rubbed onto the Solar Plexus, as required.

Sore throat
Place 2 drops onto a warm compress, apply to the throat and leave 10-15 minutes.
Add 1 drop into some warm salt water and gargle 2-3 times daily.

Stimulate appetite and digestion
Add 3 drops to a diffuser one hour prior to eating. The effects can be enhanced by adding 2 drops of Rosemary and 1 drop of Cardamon.

Energy and focus
Add 3-5 drops to a diffuser. Repeat as required. The scent of ginger may be enhanced by 5 drops of Orange Sweet, 3 drops of Cedarwood Atlas, or 5 drops of Lemon.
Sore back
Rub 3-5 drops directly into affected area.
Safety considerations
Only use as directed and be especially careful during pregnancy. Not recommended for children under 6 years. Safe to use with other medication when necessary. If accidentally ingested do not induce vomiting, follow with olive oil or milk and seek advice from a health specialist. Avoid contact with eyes - flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.

CAUTION: This oil is very strong so use in small dosages.

Please note: Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as a recommendation to cure any medical condition or disease.
Key ingredients
100% pure Zingiber officinalis, distilled fresh rhizome, Madagascar
Key ingredients
alpha-Zingiberene, alpha-Curcumene, beta-Sesquiphellandrene, Bisabolene