Although ginger is an indispensable component of worldwide cuisine, it is most notable for its ability to ease indigestion.
Ginger’s sweet, citrus-like fragrance accompanies a multitude of other therapeutic benefits.
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.
- May help to support healthy digestion
- May help to reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion
- May help reduce occasional nausea
Uses for Ginger Oil
- 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
- Stomach Aches: Ginger is a popular choice to alleviate indigestion, stomach ache, dyspepsia, colic, spasms, diarrhea, flatulence and other stomach and bowel related problems.
- Food Poisoning: It’s antiseptic and carminative properties makes Ginger oil a great choice to aid food poisoning.
- Nausea: Effective in treating nausea, vomiting, and motion sickness.
- Malaria: Ginger root and ginger oil are also effective against yellow fever and malaria.
- Relives menstruation issues (Irregular and painful menstrual discharges).
- Improves heart health.
- Reduces inflammation and muscle pain.
- Relives depression, stress, exhaustion, and anxiety.
- Can help to dissolve kidney stones.
- Good remedy for dandruff.
- Respiratory: Ginger oil can relieve many respiratory ailments such as coughs, colds, flu, asthma, and bronchitis.
- Ginger oil is a analgesic and reduces the pain caused by muscle aches, arthritis, rheumatic conditions, headaches, and migraines.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice. Additionally, you can place a few drops of Ginger oil on a cotton ball to allow the aroma to fill the room.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil (such as Coconut Oil) to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.