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Ginger is a perennial herbaceous plant, with an erect habit up to 1.5 m in height., Native to India, it is widely cultivated throughout the tropical and subtropical belt. The root is fleshy and densely branched, from which both long sterile and hollow stems, formed by sheathing lanceolate leaves, and short fertile scapes, bearing yellow-greenish flowers with purple spots, whose inflorescence has the appearance of an ear .

DōTERRA Ginger essential oil is found in Madacascar. The extraction is obtained from the fresh rhizome of the plant, the underground stem from which the root system develops.

Ginger has been used in the East for millennia, both to flavor and flavor foods, and as a medicinal remedy for various ailments and is also used for its dynamizing and energizing power, in all conditions of weakness and physical exhaustion.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine the root is called gan-jiang and is considered an effective Yang tonic, used to strengthen male energies, fire and vitality, to cure male impotence and asthenia.

Widespread in many Asian recipes, ginger has a spicy and aromatic taste when used as a spice in cooking. Topically applied, Ginger essential oildōTERRAgives a pleasant sensation of warmth on the skin.

Scientific name:Zingiber officinale

Part of the plant:root

Extraction method:steam distillation

Aromatic description:warm, spicy, earthy, sweet

Main chemical compounds:α-zingiberene, sesquifellandrene

Origin: Madacascar



Toning for the whole organism. When inhaled, it balances the energies that are not in harmony. Helps to wake up and warm the dormant senses, improves theconcentrationand the capacity for discernment.

Antinausea, useful for preparing for long and tiring journeys, because it decreases theanxiety; is used as


moderator in motion sickness(passive movement disorders such as air, sea and car sickness) and againstnausea from growth hormones, present in the first months of gestation. Ginger appears to have no side effects, while many anti-motion sickness drugs cause drowsiness. This makes ginger essential oil a valid alternative for the treatment of nausea in general, especially in the morning of pregnancy.

Painkiller, diluted in avegetable oiland massaged is effective againstrheumatic pains,muscle stiffnessdue to trauma,tears,strainsbackache,headacheAndcervical. It has a rubefacient action (that is, it determines the recall of blood in the most superficial layers of the skin, warming the area and relieving the inflammation in the underlying layers thanks to the subtraction of blood). It gives warmth to the body after intense exposure to cold.

Digestive: ginger rebalances and stimulates digestive functions, is used as a carminative to eliminate intestinal gas, proves useful in case of diarrhea.

Antiviral: it is a powerful antibiotic against infections by viruses, microbes and bacteria, effective againstfever,cold,cough.

Aphrodisiac: Ginger is a strong male sexual stimulant.

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Aromatic: Add three or four drops to a diffuser.

Topical: For massage, dilute 5 drops with 10ml of dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Internal: Dilute one drop in 125 ml of liquid or take in capsules


For the bath, mix 8 drops with epsom salt and add to the water

Use as a flavoring in the kitchen

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WARNINGS   Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have medical assistance, consult your doctor. Avoid contact with the eyes, the inside of the ears and sensitive areas.

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