Ginger (Zingiber officinalis) essential oil benefits
Ginger essential oil is warming, and it is a great alternative to cooling Peppermint with stiff muscles and joints. Perfect for a muscle-tension relieving massage blend for chronic stiffness and arthritis. Ginger is a spice with a very long history. It is used in any condition where the body is not coping with moisture fluctuations (internal and external). Ginger has a stimulating, arousing, aroma that complements vital energy and strength; it has also grounding and emotionally warming. Ginger has cleansing and soothing properties, and it’s the perfect support for the digestive system. Eases indigestion and nausea.
Botanical Name: Zingiber officinalis
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation of the roots
Origin: China, Indonesia, Thailand
Color: Pale yellow
Aroma: Fresh, warm, woody, spicy-sweet
Blends well with: Cedarwood, Clove, Coriander, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Sweet Orange, Patchouli, Geranium, Sandalwood, Thyme
Therapeutic properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aperitive, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, rubefacient, stimulant, stomachic, tonic, vasodilator.
HOW TO USE
To stimulate a healthy appetite and digestion burn 2-5 drops before a meal (suitable during pregnancy but in low doses). Best if blended with a citrus oil.
Dilute 4-7 drops of Ginger oil to 5 ml of carrier oil and massage to relieve still muscles and joints. Do not use on inflamed areas immediately after a sprain or strain (use Peppermint or Plai instead).
Dilute 3-7 drops of Ginger oil to 5 ml of carrier oil and massage or apply to pulse points (add 2 drops of spearmint for morning sickness or travel sickness).
Do not apply undiluted Ginger. Not for internal intake.