Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Ginger

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Ginger roots
Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Ginger oil comes from the root of Zingiber officinale plants. It has a warm and spicy scent. It has warming, uplifting and stimulating effects.

Properties[edit | edit source]

Digestive[edit | edit source]

Alleviates nausea, indigestion, flatulence, diarrhea and constipation.

Emotional[edit | edit source]

Soothes depression.

Respiratory[edit | edit source]

Eases catarrh, bronchitis, colds and flu.

Caution[edit | edit source]

  • May cause photo-sensitivity.