Newly sourced from Madagascar, doTERRA Ginger essential oil is derived from the fresh rhizome of the ginger plant-the subterranean stalk of a plant that shoots out the root system. A featured ingredient in many Asian dishes, Ginger has a hot, fragrant flavor when used as a kitchen spice. In Western tradition, Ginger is most often used in sweets-gingerbread and ginger snaps being two examples. Studies have been conducted on Ginger for its common effect on joint health; however, Ginger is best known as a digestive aid and for helping to ease occasional indigestion and nausea. Ginger essential oil can also be applied topically or inhaled to help reduce feelings of nausea. During a long car ride, diffuse or place a drop of ginger in the palm of your hand and inhale Apply over lower abdomen for a soothing massage Use Ginger essential oil in your favorite sweet and savory dishes.