Health Benefits Of Ginger Essential Oil

 

 

BOTANICAL NAME: Zingiber officinalis
ORIGIN: China
AROMA: Ginger has a warm, woody scent with a layer of spice
COLOR: Pale Yellow
EXTRACTION METHOD: CO2 Extraction
BLENDS WELL WITH : Bergamot, Cardamom, Black Pepper, Spearmint, Sweet Orange, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

 

 

Warning

Ginger oil may be phototoxic, so avoid applying it on skin areas that will be exposed to the sun within 24 hours after application. If you are nursing or are pregnant use with caution.

Ginger essential oil is derived from the ginger root. It has a warm, spicy aromatic fragrance that is also energizing. Ginger is a perennial herb and grows to about 3 – 4 feet high with a thick spreading tuberous rhizome. Every year it shoots up a stalk with narrow spear-shaped leaves, as well as white or yellow flowers growing directly from the root. It has been used as a medicine since very early times and is recorded in both Sanskrit and Chinese texts and is also mentioned in the literature of the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Arabians. Asian medicine uses dried ginger for stomach problems such as stomach-ache, diarrhea, and nausea. The Chinese also use it to boost the heart and to help with mucus and phlegm.

If internal usage is mentioned in this post it means it’s being referred to only 100% pure essential oils. I would never ingest essential oils from the health food store. If you are interested in finding out which oils I use please contact me though email.

 

 

The following properties and benefits will only be noticed when using a high quality ginger oil. Please do your research before buying oils;

  • Laxative – Loosens the bowels and relieves constipation
  • Tonic – Stimulates, energizes, and strengthens the body
  • Analgesic – Relieves pain when applied externally, also called anodyne or local anesthetic
  • Carminative – Stimulates intestinal peristalsis, relieves and promotes the expulsion of gas from the gastrointestinal tract
  • Anti-spasmodic – Relieve nervous irritability and reduce or prevent excessive involuntary muscular contractions and spasms
  • Expectorant – Encourages the discharge of mucus from bronchiopulmonary passages
  • Stimulant – Increases functional activity and energy in the body
  • Anti-septic – It reduces the risk of septic in wounds by preventing bacterial and other infections

 

 

 

Nausea
One of the main reasons I use ginger essential oil is to combat nausea. You can diffuse this oil in the air or try rubbing a drop on the belly. Add a drop or two to a handkerchief and take in the scent to relieve nausea.

Vomiting
Diffuse in the air, run a drop on the belly or add a drop to water and drink.

Vertigo
Ginger has been used to help stabilize vertigo symptoms for years. Diffuse ginger oil throughout the air or inhale directly from the bottle.

Courage
Diffuse, apply topically or inhale through bottle.

Heartburn
Add half a drop to tea or water or take in vegetable capsule form.

Congestion
Apply topically to chest. Inhale or diffuse throughout a room.

Circulation
Rub 1-2 drops of diluted oil over the heart twice daily.

Skin
Good for balancing moisture in the skin.

Arthritis
Massage a low dilution on the area of concern, add a few drops to a warm bath which can help with arthritis, rheumatism and poor circulation.

Colds & Flu
Diffuse through the air.

Indigestion
Massage 1 drop topically to the belly or take internally.

Inflammation
Apply 1-2 drops to the area of concern.

Diarrhea
Massage 1 drop to the abdomen.

 

 

 

 

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My name is Simera and I'm the blogger behind Beautetude. Beautetude.com is a place where I will be reviewing skincare, haircare, and cosmetics, and anything else beauty related. I will also be posting makeup looks and in turn I hope it inspires everyone. Outside of blogging I am a 31 year old stay at home mom to a wonderful 7 year old boy who keeps me on my toes all day. I also do freelance work.

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  • Those are some great uses, nice informative post Simera 🙂

  • borka gamero

    looks amazing!
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  • Thank you for this post dear, I´ve heard before that ginger oil has a lot of benefits, but didn´t really know which. Thanks to your post I do now, will definitely get some for the home apothecary now. You never know when you might have use for it. I always have peppermint & tea tree oil at the house anyway, they are also really good.

    • Tea tree and peppermint have so many uses thy are definitely apart of my medicine cabinet.

  • Gi.

    I love essential oil, but i don’t know this!
    xoxo Gi.

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  • Bella Pummarola

    I often use ginger for cooking, but I’ve never used it as an essential oil. Thanks for the tips!

    Bella Pummarola

    • If I use ginger in cooking it’s usually fresh ginger. I use ginger essential oil mostly for medical reasons such as nausea.

  • beautiful sounds very good my darling
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  • This sounds awesome, especially since when I was growing up, the first thing people made for me when I was sick was ginger drink of some kind… I am checking out some essential oils through a friend, before I buy them I will drop you a message to see if they are any good 🙂

  • libys11

    oohhh.. this is really interesting since i have never heard of ginger oil!

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  • I absolutely love anything with ginger in it! I found a ginger powder and have been sprinkling it in almost everything I consume.

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  • Natasha Bhatt

    Ginger is an essential part of our cooking and has so many benefits and uses.. I need to stock up on some essential oils after reading ur posts.. Thnx fr sharing

    • I use it a lot in cooking but I mainly use ginger root. I use the oil for medical reasons.

  • Gowthami BeautyFrontline

    Thanks for sharing this info!! xx

  • Jackie Harrison

    I love adding ginger to my milk I heat it up, Is a powerful ingredients it does not surprise me how much it could helps us so now need to add this oil to my collection.

    • Wow that’s a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  • I didnt know there was such a product as ginger oil , but i do use fresh ginger roots a lot for cooking , Great review dear.

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    • I use ginger root for cooking as well. I mainly use ginger oil for medical reasons.

  • Paola

    I love Ginger, so many benefits… great post Simera!
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  • Marianna Silvone
  • WOW so many uses for it, thanks for your review, sure it must be really useful

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  • I find your posts on essential oils very informative..thanks for sharing. Great work.
    xx

    • Thanks hun. Glad you like these posts.

  • Hi sweetie
    this product sounds great
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  • I know Ginger is really good but had no idea that theres a ginger oil.. Thanks so much for sharing

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  • Denise

    I must say it works, because my manicurist puts a similar oil to dry my nails and the smell is great – I then smell it till it fades and I feel more confident, so the courage thing is true!
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    • So glad you’ve had great luck with this oil Denise.

  • We use ginger regularly in our food for a good taste. It is great idea to use its essential oil in so many ways. Thanks for sharing.
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  • K.

    I just love Ginger and all it’s properties. This was an amazing post.

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