A customer of ours wanted to know about ginger essential oil so I thought I’d write a blog about it. The uses are so extensive, I ended up writing more than one blog about ginger for this week but that’s ok, learning something new is always good for you. Ginger has a distinct flavor than can be attributed to its main chemical compound – alpha-zingiberene and it has been shown to display calming, anti-ulcer properties in laboratory tests.

Ginger’s Seven Super Uses

  1. Nausea and morning sickness – for relief of these symptoms, diffuse 2-3 drops or apply 1-2 drops topically onto the stomach.
  2. Digestion aid – ginger is one of the best natural remedies for indigestion, colic, diarrhea, stomach spasms and stomach aches. Mix a few drops of ginger in a carrier oil and rub on the stomach, inhale it directly or add 1 drop to food or drink.
  3. Infection fighting – ginger is an antiseptic that fights a variety of infections including intestinal infections, bacterial dysentery and food poisoning. To use externally, apply 2-3 drops topically to the affected area. To use internally, add it to tea, water or food 1 drop at a time, tasting between drops for tolerance.
  4. Cold and sore throat relief – ginger helps remove mucus from the throat and lungs and naturally aids in relieving coughs, asthma and bronchitis while aiding with healthy breathing. Add 1 drop of ginger essential oil to a cup of green tea twice a day. You can also apply it topically to the chest.
  5. Relief of joint discomfort – ginger contains a component called zingibain, which is responsible for its inflammation-cooling properties. This ingredient offers pain relief for muscle aches, joint issues, headaches and migraines. For relief, take 1-3 drops of ginger oil internally once a day or apply 2 drops topically to the affected area.
  6. Calming benefits – ginger oil may be able to relieve feelings of anxiety, depression and exhaustion. Its warming quality acts as a sleep aid and stimulates feelings of courage and calm. To use for this purpose, diffuse 3-5 drops or add 5 drops to a warm-water bath.
  7. Help for sprains and strains – research shows that consuming ginger essential oil daily is an effective way to relieve discomfort from sprains and strains. Simply apply it to the affected area or add it to warm bath water.

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