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Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Essential Oil

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Essential Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name : Zingiber officinale
English Name : Ginger
French Name : Gingembre
Family : Zingiberaceae
Origin : Madagascar

History and Origin

Ginger is a perennial plant from Asia. Its rhizome has been used as a condiment, food and medicine for more than 5000 years. Ginger was one of the first spices brought to Europe by arabic merchants, more than a century before our age. It was named “zenj”, which also meant the people of the East coast of Africa, region from which ginger was imported and origin of the word “Zanzibar”. Ginger has also been transplanted to South America. Today, it is cultivated almost all around the world. Writings from Dioscoride and the Roman Pliny the elder mention the use of ginger in anti-poison preparations, and as an aphrodisiac, antiseptic and carminative. In China, sailors masticate chunks of ginger to prevent sea sickness and nausea. Women also chew on ginger, but during pregnancy, to prevent morning nausea. The essential oil is used diluted to treat rheumatisms, arthritis and muscular pain in compresses or in massage. Here is an abstract of an english veterinarian treaty from the School of Salerne:

“For cold stomach, kidneys and lungs,
Burning ginger opposes with passion,
It quenches thirst, revives and excites the brain,
In the old, it awakens a young and renewed love.”

[free translation]

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part : Fresh rhizome
Extraction : Steam distillation
Oil Characteristics : Clear and mobile liquid with a pale yellow color.
Properties : Anti-inflammatory++, antispasmodic, rubefacient, digestive tonic, aperitive, anti-oxidant, stomachic, carminative, sexual tonic, aphrodisiac+++, analgesic++, anti-catarrhal, antipyretic, expectorant+, bactericide, febrifuge, mild laxative, uterine relaxant, bronchodilator+++  
Indications : Toothache, meteorism (bloating), inhibited appetite, dyspepsia, influenza, fever, infectious diseases, nausea, diarrhea, cramps, flatulence, motion sickness, inflammatory colitis++, dysmenorrhoea, infection, digestive problems, hard circulation, constipation+++, impotence+++, arthritis, fatigue, muscular pain, sprain, rheumatism++, asthma, chronic bronchitis+, catarrh, cough, sinusitis, sore throat, hair loss

Energetic and Emotional Effect

Ginger helps the realization of our Sacred Self. Activating and general tonic, it enhances self confidence. On the root and base chakras: consolidates the vital force. The aphrodisiac property of ginger opens the first chakra and liberates denied sexual energies. Applied on the plexus, ginger activates the forehead and heart chakras, easing the liberation of withheld emotions through the throat chakra. Ginger will help “digest” new realities. Symbolically, ginger corresponds to the conscious level. Among a group, it will ease communication. Combined with Ravintsara on the frontal chakra, it stimulates inspiration, cooperation, and concentration. For emotional healing, meditate with ginger, black spruce and balsam poplar applied on your base chakra and golden rod on the forehead.

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Ginger can be used grated or minced, comfit or crystallized ground or dried, marinated or as an essential oil in the preparation of gravies, sauces, drinks, pastry and varied dishes.


Some components of the essential oils of ginger are synthesized and enter in the composition of well-known perfumes. Note: woody and spicy, slightly lemony.


Diffused, ginger oil is antiseptic and stimulant.


Ginger hydrosol or essential oil can be used to concoct mouth-wash.


Blends well with lemon, cedar wood, orange, neroli, rose, lime, coriander, frankincense, patchouli, vetiver, sandal wood and rose wood.

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Recipes and Hints

Against Motion Sickness

Press one lemon and add 1 drop of ginger EO diluted in 1 table spoon of honey. Add 450 ml pineapple juice, stir and refrigerate.  Enjoy before hitting the road.


Against Influenza and Flu


  • 2 oranges
  • 2 ORG Lemons
  • 2 black tea pouches
  • 50 cl water
  • 2 tbl s. maple syrup
  • 2 drops ginger EO


  • Press 2 oranges and 2 organic lemons and keep the zest from one lemon half.
  • Flash infuse the two pouches of black tea in 500 ml simmering water.
  • Simmer filtered tea and the fruit juices for 10 minutes with the lemon zest.
  • Set aside, and add 2 spoonfuls maple syrup and 2 drops of ginger essential oil.


Delicious banana and maple caramel jam


  • 4 bananas
  • 5 tbl s. maple syrup
  • 1 drop vanilla absolute
  • 1 drop Ginger EO


  • Peel bananas and mash it with a fork.
  • In a small pot, boil maple syrup for about 5 minutes to reduce it.
  • Add the banana puree, stir and let simmer for about 5 more minutes at low temperature.
  • Set aside and add essential oils.
  • Stir well.
  • Serve with yogurt or quark for example.


Ginger icing

Excellent with nut breads and spice cakes:

  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 drops Ginger EO
  • Mix all ingredients until texture is creamy, and then add ginger EO
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Lot B-ZIOFMDG02Q (2013/12)


Sesquiterpenes: α-zingiberene (16%), germacrene D (16%), β-bisabolene (5,53 %)

Monoterpenes: camphene (9,91 %), β-phellandrene (5,32 %)


Lot B-ZIOFMDG02S (2017/07)


Sesquiterpenes: α-zingiberene (28,31 %), β-sesquiphellandrene + α-curcumene (13,83 %), β-bisabolene (6,93 %)

Monoterpenes: camphene (7,72 %), β-phellandrene (6,93 %) 


Lot B-ZIOFMDG009S (2018/04)


Sesquiterpenes: α-zingiberene (27,54 %), β-sesquiphellandrene + αr-curcumene (15,73 %), β-bisabolene (6,00 %)

Monoterpènes: camphene (10,29 %)


Lot BZIOFMDG05T (2018/05)


Sesquiterpenes: zingiberene (25,769 %), β-sesquiphellandrene (10,822 %), β-bisabolene (9,006 %)

Monoterpenes: camphene (10,304 %), limonene (6,391 %)


Lot BZIOFMDG12T (2019/12)


Sesquiterpenes: Germacrene D + α-zingiberene (30,08 %), β-sesquiphellandrene + ar curcumene (13,32 %)

Monoterpene : camphene (10,89 %)









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Documentation and References

  • FRANCHOMME, Pierre, Docteur PÉNOËL, Daniel, L’aromathérapie exactement, Éditions Roger Jollois, 2001, p. 434.
  • DAVIS, Patricia, L'Aromathérapie de A À Z, Éditions Vigot, Paris, 2006, p. 169-170. 
  • LAWLESS, Julia, The Complete Illustrated Guide to AROMATHERAPY, Éditions Element, Shaftesbury, 2001, p.210.
  • EIDSON, Deborah, La guérison vibratoire, Guy Trédaniel éditeur, Paris, 2002, p.180-183.
  • FESTY, Danièle, Mes recettes de cuisine aux huiles essentielle, Leduc's Editions, Paris, 2009, p.47-48.
  • TURBIDE, Michel, "L’AROMATHÉRAPIE, huiles essentielles du Québec et du monde: Applications thérapeutiques", Montréal, 2008.
  • Dr ZHIRI. Abdesselam, BAUDOUX. Dominique, H.E.C.T. Huiles essentielles chémotypées et leurs synergies, Éditions Inspir développement, Luxembourg, 2004, p. 43.
  • BAUDOUX, Dominique, Aromatherapy, Healing with essentials oils, Publisher Amyris, Bruxelles, 2007, p. 146-147.
  • Passeport Santé, « Gingembre », (online), page consulted on June 8th, 2010.
  • Toil'd'Épices, « Gingember », (online), consulted on June 9th, 2010.
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