Ginger Essential Oil Benefits
In traditional Chinese medicine, ginger is used in conditions where the body is not able to handle internal and external moisture. Diarrhea from an upset stomach or excess mucus due to colds and flu are instances of internal moisture. Circulatory concerns such as arthritis and rheumatism are issues that are aggravated by external damp conditions in the winter. Ginger is a warming oil that is good for both.
- Country of Origin: Native to southern Asia, countries such as China, Madagascar, and India
- Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
- Plant Parts: Rhizome Root
- Botanical Family: Zingiberaceae
- Chemical Families: Sesquiterpenes, Monoterpenols, Aldehydes and Oxides
- Aroma: Spicy, Sweet, Warm
- Note: Middle-Base
- No known contraindications.
- May cause irritation for those with sensitive skin.
The high sesquiterpene content contributes to the anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects of Ginger. Ginger’s anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties are due to its high sesquiterpene content. It also provides pain relief, alleviates inflammation, destroys bacteria, reduces the severity of nausea and vomiting, assists with gas, promotes perspiration allowing the skin to eliminate waste, helps remove mucus from the respiratory system, and warms the area by generating increase blood flow and circulation.
Digestive: flatulence, vomiting, gastric spasms, and nausea.
Menstrual: cramps, and other painful complaints.
Mental/Emotional: stimulants, helps encourage will power and energy. Restores motivation and combats burn out. It is also known to work as an aphrodisiac.
Muscular/Joints: treats muscular aches and pains, arthritis and rheumatism.
Respiratory: brings relief for colds, sinus infections, by expelling mucus from the lungs.
Skin: helps to release toxins by promoting perspiration.
Though non-toxic, use in low dilution when applying to the skin, such as in baths or massage oils.