Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil

A fragrant and flavoring essential oil distilled from ginger root. Phytochemicals such as zingerone, shogaols, and gingerols are responsible for its warm, spicy, and invigorating scent.
Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil


Zingiber officinale root oil is an essential oil distilled from ginger root (or rhizome). It is known for its warm, spicy, and energizing scent. Ginger extracts, when taken orally, are a potent phytotherapeutic remedy against nausea and vomiting, safe even for pregnant women suffering from morning sickness.

The main compounds in ginger essential oil are zingerone, shogaols, and gingerols – which all belong to the terpene class of phytochemicals and are responsible for its spicy scent and taste. In skincare, this essential oil is used for its scent and, when applied topically, can increase blood circulation.

As is common for most essential oils, ginger root oil can be a skin sensitizer.

Read more on ginger here: Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract.


James A. Duke Ph.D. The Green Pharmacy: The Ultimate Compendium of Natural Remedies From The World's Foremost Authority On Healing Herbs. 1998. ISBN-10 : 0312966482