Warm, spicy, and energizing, ginger oil comes from ginger root, a pungent, peculiar-looking underground rhizome. A member of the Zingiberaceae plant family, this perennial herb grows up to three to four feet high, with narrow spear-shaped leaves, white or yellow flowers, and small tuberous rhizomes with a thick or thin brown skin. Its flesh can be yellow, white, or red, depending on the variety.
Ginger has been valued for thousands of years for its medicinal and culinary properties, particularly in ancient Chinese, Indian, and Greek civilizations. Ginger belongs from the plant family called “Zingiberaceae.” It is a perennial plant with white or yellow flowers, tuberous rhizomes, spear-shaped leaves and can grow as high as 4 feet. It is a versatile herb physically and therapeutically. It comes in white, red or yellow colors.
The ancient Greeks, Chinese, and Indians have widely used it for its medicinal prowess and cooked with it for almost any variety of dish. Up to this day, every kitchen has a stock of ginger. It is definitely the most handy medicinal fruit herb we have at home.
Ginger essential oil smells spicy, warm, appetizing and very familiar. This oil is derived from the ginger root. The dried root is useful in itself as well.
Ginger Essential Oil can be combined with cedarwood, bergamot, clove, eucalyptus, coriander, frankincense, grapefruit, geranium, jasmine, lemon, juniper, lime, neroli, mandarin, orange, patchouli, palmarosa, rose, vetiver, ylang ylang, and sandalwood.
Just like any other topical solutions, ginger essential oil should be tested on your skin first before using it, especially if you have delicate skin. While it is generally nontoxic and hypoallergenic when used in low concentration, safety should be our first priority.
Here are several homemade recipes for Ginger essential oil
- To stimulate the senses when stressed, diffuse 2 to 3 drops in the room or put 2-3 drops in your palms, rub together and inhale it
- Make a massage oil by blending 2-3 drops ginger essential oil with 30 mL of carrier oil. This can relieve musculosketal pain, arthritis, low back pain, and dysmenorrhea. It can also boost sexual drive and performance.
- You can also add it to your hot bath or put a few drops on a hot or cold compress, and then apply it to the affected areas. For a relaxing effect on the body or general pain relief, add a few drops to warm bath or on hot and cold packs and apply to painful areas.
- To loosen phlegm, relieve sore throat and runny nose, place a few drops in vaporizer and inhale it
- To relieve flatulence due to indigestion and abdominal cramps secondary to diarrhea, put a drop on your abdomen and massage
While the essential oils derived from fresh and dried root distillations smell differently from each other, both are pleasant and can be used in aromatherapy and perfumery. You simply need to choose which one you like best depending on your need.
Ginger essential oil is also proven effective in increasing appetite which is good for anorexic people or those who just want to gain some weight.
It can relieve symptoms of food poisoning and dysentery.
A study found that ginger oil can help repel malaria-carrying mosquitoes, the Anopheles Culicifacies mosquitoes that are prevalent in India.
Fresh ginger added tohot tea can sooth sore throat and ginger essential oil may treat cough, flu, bronchitis, and asthma.
Ginger oil has the ability to inhibit prostaglandins that cause pain and sweling
Ginger have been tested to be effective in reducing incidence of blood clot, arteriosclerosis, and can control bad cholesterol levels which can cause Stroke.
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Very high quality essential oil. Very strong though, so a little goes a long way. In my book that's a good thing though. Dropper top allows for controlled dispensing which is very helpful. If you are using this on the skin you must dilute it with a carrier oil, my favorite is sweet almond oil. Bottom line is I highly recommend this product.
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