The root of ginger is macerated and distilled over high heat, for extracting the oil. This oil contains Zingiberene (40%), Ar-curcumene (20%). heptane, octane, isovaleraldehyde, nonanol, ethyl pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, b-phellandrene and 1,8-cineole by GLC analysis. This essential oil is widely demanded by aroma therapists and is applicable for colds and flu, nausea (motion sickness, morning sickness), rheumatism, coughs and circulation issues. It has warming properties that helps in relieving muscular cramps, spasms, aches and ease stiffness in joints.