Ginger Essential Oil

Author: Dr. Larita
October 1, 2018

Ginger is available at most grocery stores today in the produce section but way back in the 14th century, it cost about the same amount as a lamb or calf to purchase.  The reason it was so expensive is that is was widely used as a medicinal tonic for many ailments. Ginger is featured in many Asian dishes and has a hot, fragrant flavor as a cooking spice. You may be more familiar with it as an ingredient in gingerbread and ginger snaps and the scent of it often reminds one of Christmastime and cookies baking in the oven.

In Chinese medicine, ginger is one of the most used herbs because it has warming properties that help reduce internal dampness in the body. Ginger essential oil is the most potent form of use because it has the highest levels of gingerol which has powerful inflammation-cooling properties and many other health benefits. Ginger essential oil can be used to ease nausea, digestive distress, menstrual disorders, joint discomfort, chronic pain and respiratory issues. It is also known to promote self-confidence and is often called the “oil of empowerment.”


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