The benefits of ginger far exceed what most people would even know. I mean most of us know it as something the Chinese and Indian restaurants cook with!
But the benefits of ginger go way further than that and we can get the benefits every day by using Ginger Essential Oil!
Its ability to assist us with any kinds of digestive upsets is what it is best known for. From nausea to morning sickness to indigestion, the benefits are welcome.
It also is a heart tonic and aids in circulation. So it is embraced for those who have cold feet and hands, angina, or cardiac fatigue. Its warm embrace also helps those with arthritis or muscle aches or pains.
I designed this section so you could use it as a fun and easy reference guide. It will tell you how to use your oil and what to use it for. It will also provide you with some fun tips, testimonials and oil trivia!
As I receive new tips and testimonials they will be added to the page, so check back often!
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What is the Genus Species? Zingiber officinale
Why is this information important? There are over 1,200 species of Ginger! Many of the species are not suitable for internal or medicinal use. So please remember to purchase your oil using the common name and the genus species.
Remember, even though they may share some similar properties they are not at all the same. And they are used for different purposes.
Where is the name derived from? Ginger comes from a Sanskrit word “srngaveram” meaning “horn root”.
Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!
What Part of the Plant is Used? Rhizomes/root
What is the ORAC Value? 99,300 µTE/100g
Why be bothered with this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Spinach = 1,260; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that the West African women in Senegal weave belts of ginger to bring back their partners sexual potency? Wow, that’s interesting!
What are the Plant Properties? Anti-inflammatory, anesthetic, expectorant, anticoagulant, digestive aid, laxative, stimulant, tonic and warning.
What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Ginger? Respiratory infections and congestion, infections (scurvy, respiratory, colds, sore throats), angina, arthritis and rheumatism, digestive problems (diarrhea, nausea, indigestion) muscle pain and ache, sprains and motion sickness.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its spicy and sweet aroma makes one physically energized.
What is the Spiritual Influence? The benefits of ginger are not lacking in the spiritual side of things either.
As a matter of fact, Ginger addresses “lack” and therefore would assist those who need self-confidence and motivation to put plans and ideas into the physical realm. In other words, it allows us to “digest” parts of ourselves that need to be changed so we can better serve ourselves.
We know that ginger has an aphrodisiac effect on the body as well. Therefore, it opens the root and sacral chakras and will release suppressed sexual energy.
What Chakra is Affected? Promotes opening of the sacral (sex) chakra that governs the small intestine. Also helps process the energy of the solar plexus chakra.
What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Orange
How do I use it?
Use diluted - 50:50 dilution (one part essential oil: one part of vegetable oil). Then,
Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No
Can this oil be used for Pets? Yes, good for stomach upsets. Put a drop on your dogs paw for nausea or car sickness.
Personally I prefer using DiGize Blend for any kind of digestive problems including colic (horses). It contains peppermint, ginger, fennel, lemongrass and anise essential oils all great for stomach and digestive ailments!
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats when not therapeutic grade. Pine and citrus products and oils in particular. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils when wanting healing results! Because it is improved as a Food Additive (FA) by the FDA, food grade ginger oil is readily available on the market. Please remember, these are not the same oils and are often adulterated (changed).
One of the benefits of ginger oil is that is has no know contraindications and it is generally regarded as safe (GRAS). This oil is photosensitive: Exposure to sunlight within 24 hours of use could cause dermatitis.
This is considered an anti-coagulant. As such, it may enhance the effects of blood thinners (aspirin, Warfarin, heparin, etc)
Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that Ginger has been used in Gingerbread for over 4,000 years? This is as far back as the records show in ancient Greece! Is this the only known sweet that combats nausea?
Did you know that the Romans used it in a wine for aphrodisiac powers?
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Tips and Testimonials from an Essential Oil User
Place a drop of ginger essential oil in your favorite wok recipe if you don’t have any fresh ginger available!
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