Ginger essential oil is used mainly for aromatic purposes. It is an expectorant, antiseptic, bactericidal and analgesic. It can be used in vaporizers and inhaled to help alleviate lethargy, colds, the flu and nausea. In the bath it can also be used to help ease colds and flu as well as muscle aches, arthritis, poor cirulation and rheumatism. It can also be used in hot compresses, in a base cream and in a handkerchief for quick inhalation for relief of travel sickness, colds and flu and nausea.