Ginger (Steam) Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Zingiber officinale
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Certified Organic
Overall Profile
Primary Constituents
alpha zingiberene
beta bisabolene
beta sesquiphellandrene
germacrene D isomer
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Wholesale Certified Organic Steam Distilled Ginger Essential Oil

Two wonderful 100% pure, Certified Organic Ginger essential oil options – the 'select' CO2 distilled from Ginger rhizome grown in India and the steam distilled from Ginger rhizome grown in Madagascar. Ginger is another of the 'spice' oils gaining depth and richness with the cold-distillation method. This Madagascan Ginger Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.


Ginger root is a tropical perennial herb that grows up to four feet tall with reed-like stems, narrow, spear-shaped leaves, and yellow flowers with purple markings. It was one of the first commodities to travel the spice route from Asia to Europe and take up a notable residence on the shelves of ancient Greek and Roman physicians. It is native to southern Asia, and has become a popular cultivar in the tropical regions of Nigeria, the West Indies, India, China, Jamaica and Japan.


We feature two, pure Ginger essential oils: Ginger 'select' essential oil CO2 distilled from Ginger rhizome Certified Organically grown in India and Certified Organically grown steam distilled Ginger rhizome from Madagascar. This steam distilled ginger has a bright, fresh aroma.

Aromatherapy Notes

Our steam distilled Ginger is woody with a bright lemon-like top note and a warm, complex, spicy-floral middle note. It blends well with Sandalwood, Vetiver, Patchouli, Frankincense, Rosewood, Cedarwood, Rose, Lime Neroli, Orange, Lemon and Grapefruit oils.

Traditional Uses

Traditional Uses

Years before British surgeon Dr. James Lind discovered that lime could combat scurvy, 5th century Chinese sailors on long voyages were using the vitamin C found in Ginger for the same purpose. In the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia, it is noted for curing flatulent intestinal colic. The aroma of Ginger essential oil is gently stimulating. It encourages physical energy, mental stamina for focus and feelings of heightened courage. Ginger has a long history of healing for its warming, digestion stimulating properties. In Ayurvedic cooking, it is added to dishes to enhance a meal's digestibility.

Ginger can be found in historical remedies and recipes from many ancient civilizations. The Greeks baked a form of gingerbread that can be traced back over 4000 years. They also used ginger as a digestive remedy and an antidote for poisons. Ginger was used in Egyptian cooking as an immune booster and the Romans steeped it in wine as an aphrodisiac. In India, ginger tea was made by steeping ginger in water to soothe upset stomach. Many people still swear by this use of ginger tea today. Hawaiians have used ginger as a fragrance on clothing as well as a digestive aid and flavoring in food.1

Therapeutic Properties

Therapeutic Properties Described in the Aromatherapy Literature

From Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Vibrant Health and Beauty1:

  • Helps to calm upset stomach and motion sickness
  • Can calm symptoms associated with hangovers
  • Reduces pain of sore throats and can help to dry up a runny nose

From The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy2:

  • Analgesic, Antiseptic, Carminative, Expectorant, Laxative, Stimulant, Stomachic, Tonic
  • Circulatory stimulant – recommended for poor circulation and cold extremities
  • General warming and stimulating effect
  • Boosts inner strength, motivation, and clarity

Ginger in Research

Like many spices that have been used culinarily and medicinally for thousands of years, investigations of modern science have found many medically relevant and exciting properties of ginger. Findings from some of these studies include anti-nausea3, anti-obesity4, kidney and liver protection5, anti-diabetic6, anti-tumor7, analgesic (pain-blocking)8, and anti-inflammatory properties.8

Summary of Research Studies

  • In a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial with 576 cancer patients, ginger capsules taken daily over a 6-day period were found to significantly relieve chemotherapy-induced nausea.3
  • Ginger extract given to mice fed a high-fat diet significantly reduced weight gain and researchers suggest that this "may be due in part to the inhibition of intestinal absorption of dietary fat".4
  • Ginger extract was found to have a significant protective effect against kidney and liver damage in rats.5
  • Supplementation with ginger juice "produced a significant increase in insulin levels and a decrease in fasting glucose levels in diabetic rats". These results suggest that ginger may be beneficial for patients with type I diabetes.6
  • Topical application of ginger extract has a significant protective effect against skin tumor growth in mice.7
  • A study in mice showed that ginger extract has a pain-blocking activity comparable to asprin, as well as significant anti-inflammatory effects.8

Application and Use


Non-toxic. Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. Ginger can be sensitizing with repeated use. Avoid direct sunlight after use.


1 Wilson, Roberta. Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Vibrant Health and Beauty. Penguin, 2002.

2 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holystic Aromatherapy, 2003.

3 Ryan, Julie L., et al. “Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) Reduces Acute Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea: a URCC CCOP Study of 576 Patients.” Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 20, no. 7, July 2012, pp. 1479–1489., doi:10.1007/s00520-011-1236-3.

4 Han, Li-Kun, et al. “Antiobesity Actions of Zingiber Officinale Roscoe.” Yakugaku Zasshi : Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, vol. 125, no. 2, Feb. 2005, pp. 213–217., doi:10.1248/yakushi.125.213.

5 Mohammad, Sarbaz I., et al. “Ameliorative Effect of the Aqueous Extract of Zingiber Officinale on the Cadmium-Induced Liver and Kidney Injury in Females Rats.” Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences, vol. 6, no. 3, 2013, pp. 231–234., doi:10.12816/0001539.

6 Akhani, Sanjay P., et al. "Anti‐diabetic activity of Zingiber officinale in streptozotocin‐induced type I diabetic rats." Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology vol. 56, no. 1, 2004, pp. 101-105.

7 Katiyar, Santosh K., et al. "Inhibition of tumor promotion in SENCAR mouse skin by ethanol extract of Zingiber officinale rhizome." Cancer Research, vol. 56, no. 5 1996, pp. 1023-1030.

8 Raji, Y, et al. “Anti-Flammatory and Analgesic Properties of the Rhizome Extract of Zingiber Officinale.” African Journal of Biomedical Research, vol. 5, 2002, pp. 121–124., doi:10.4314/ajbr.v5i3.53999.