Ginger oil is extracted from ginger root and it relieves sickness and pain. This uplifting oil, with its pleasant aroma and yellow color, has a wide range of uses. You need to include it into your diet immediately.
Uses of Ginger Oil
If you use it topically, ginger oil relieves aches, pain, and promotes normal blood circulation. Thanks to its warming and soothing features, it treats digestive problems, such as gas, indigestion, diarrhea, morning sickness, and nausea.
Ginger oil treats other health problems too:
Put 3 drops of this oil in a diffuser and start inhaling in order to revitalize your soul, mind, body and to boost your energy levels.
To relieve rheumatism, arthritis, backache, muscle pain, and fractures mix 3 drops with 1 oz. of carrier oil and massage it.
To relieve diarrhea and gas, apply 1 drop of this oil on your stomach and massage it gently.
To relieve sore throat, sinusitis, and runny nose, inhale this oil via a vaporizer or diffuser.
Composition of Ginger Oil
Ginger oil is rich in potent mono and sesqui-terpenoids, such as neral, B-bisabolene, geranial, B-sesquiphellandrene, linalool, zingiberene, nerol, geraniol, geranyl acetate, a-pinene, borneol, B-pinene, y-terpineol, and camphene.
Benefits of Ginger Oil
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic, digestive, expectorant, carminative, and stimulating characteristics, ginger oil provides numerous health benefits and treats the following health issues:
Stomach and Bowel Related Problems
Ginger oil is an incredible remedy for spasms, dyspepsia, indigestion, and flatulence. It has the ability to increase the appetite, therefore is recommended to people trying to gain weight.
Ginger oil treats bacterial dysentery, food poisoning, and intestinal infections thanks to its powerful antiseptic and carminative features.
Thanks to its soothing properties, ginger oil treats bronchitis, coughs, breathlessness, asthma, and flu. Moreover, it eliminates mucus from the throat and from lungs.
Ginger oil reduces prostaglandins, compounds that are linked to pain.
if used regularly, ginger oil reduces arteriosclerosis, lowers bad cholesterol, and eliminates blood clot. Also, it can reduce by 13% the risk of coronary heart disease.
If consumed on a regular basis, ginger reduces by 8% the risk of hypertension development and lowers blood pressure.
According to a study published in the Journal Nutrition, consumption of 4 grams of ginger on a daily basis prevents various chronic diseases.
How to prepare ginger oil:
– Fresh ginger
– 1½ cups of olive oil
– bowl (Oven-safe)
– Cheese grater
Rinse the fresh ginger and let it dry for several hours. Then, put the olive oil in the bowl. Next, chop the ginger and shred it on a clean cheese grater. Add the grated ginger to the olive oil and mix well. Put it in the oven and let it simmer on 150 degrees Fahrenheit for 120 minutes. Pour the mixture through a cheese cloth so it can filter and destroy the ginger bits. Then, squeeze out the oil from the cloth and put the ginger oil into bottles. Keep it in a dry and cool place up to 6 months.
Is Ginger Oil Safe?
The use of ginger oil is safe until is used in normal concentrations. People having sensitive skin need to do a skin patch test first, before they use ginger oil so to discover whether they are allergic to it. You can dilute the ginger oil in carrier oils, including frankincense, bergamot, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, neroli, and rose. Don’t apply the ginger oil on your skin if you plan to be exposed in the sun in the following 24 hours, since ginger oil can be photo-toxic. Women in pregnancy need to consult their doctor if they plan to use it. Children must not use it.
Side Effects of Ginger Oil
Ginger oil might provoke some side effects, such as nausea, sores in the mouth, heartburn, and skin rashes. Consult your pharmacist if you take some medications.