Plant part used
Place of origin
A perennial herb up to 1 meter high with thick, spreading, tuberous roots, which are pungent.
Spicy, sharp, warm and pleasant with a hint of lemon and pepper.
Method of extraction
A spice highly esteemed through the ages for its therapeutic properties. In Ayurvedic medicine, ginger was used to preserve food and treat digestive problems and was also considered a physical and spiritual cleanser.
Blends well with
Cedarwood, Frankincense, Geranium, Lemon, Lime, Sweet orange, Rosemary, and Peppermint.
Mind & Spirit – Its warming effect makes it ideal when you are feeling emotionally cold and flat. Very stimulating and grounding (Vaporizer).
Body – Well known for being a warming stimulant and as an aid for digestive problems. Good for nausea / travel sickness. Useful in the treatment of colds and flu, especially if feeling chilliness and fatigue (blended for massage or inhalation). Massage the hands and feet if there is a tendency for the extremities to feel the cold.
Skin & Hair – Helpful in clearing bruises.
May cause sensitization in some individuals.