Ginger Essential Oil

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BOTANICAL NAME Zingiber officinalis

PARTS USED
Root

EXTRACTION METHOD
Steam distilled

NOTE CLASSIFICATION
Middle

AROMA & COLOR
Yellow with a sweet & pungent aroma

HISTORY

Ginger has a long tradition of medicinal and culinary uses, beginning over 4000 years ago in Southeast Asia. This spicy, sweet root’s pungent woody aroma is best known for naturally relieving nausea and discomfort caused by indigestion, morning or motion sickness. Ayurveda, the oldest healing system on earth, prescribes Ginger as a remedy for indigestion, flatulence, nausea, loss of appetite, bronchitis, menstrual cramps, respiratory infections, arthritis, and for enhancing immune power. When the root is used in cooking it amplifies the other spices used with it just as inhaling Ginger essential oil empowers one with feelings of courageousness and self-assurance.

 It was quickly adopted as an antimicrobial food preservative to help prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and became a popular trading spice with a strong value associated with it. Through the Silk Road, Ginger Root spread to India and Europe and was even known to be used by King Henry VIII of England in the 16th Century, for fighting against the plague.  The Greeks believed the Ginger Root, with its ability to detoxify the body could be used to fight against harmful poisons. This versatile and impressive essential oil became known as “The Oil of Empowerment” with its anti inflammatory and detoxifying properties instilling a sense of courage and determination to master your mind, body and spirit.

Common Uses

  • Relieve Nausea & Stimulate Appetite Organic Ginger essential oil reduces nausea. Closely related to turmeric, zesty ginger shares many of the same medicinal qualities, stimulating the digestive system and promoting proper digestion. A natural remedy for bloating, cramping, or excess gas.
  • Reduce Pain & Inflammation Warms the body, provides pain relief and treats muscle aches, arthritis, migraines and headaches. For muscle and joint pain, apply two-three drops twice daily. For headaches inhale, diffuse or apply topically.
  • Respiratory Support In Ayurvedic medicine, Ginger has been used for centuries as a natural remedy to clear mucus from the throat and lungs, alleviating coughs, colds and breathing difficulties.
  • Strengthen Heart Health by Improving Circulation – Organic Ginger Root naturally calms the body and allows for improved circulation.

PRECAUTIONS Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test before using.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.