Ginger Essential Oil

.51 fl oz $17

Essential oils are often called the "lifeblood" of the plant, and contain chemical constituents that have been known to have an immensely positive impact on the body's ability to heal itself. For example, the essential oil of ginger is 90% made up of something called "sesquiterpenes" which have been found to be antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and more. Using the essential oil of a plant creates a more potent affect of its properties. Ginger is well-known to have an affect on the digestive system, as well as the nervous system. In fact one of the lesser know health benefits of ginger essential oil is the affect it has on our mental, emotional, and spiritual selves. Ginger oil plays a key role for natural digestion and relieves gas as well as bloating and helps reduce gastric ulcers and gastritis.

Uses

 

Angina
Massage one drop (diluted if needed) over the heart 1-3 times a day to stimulate the circulatory system and ease stress.

Club Foot
Massage one drop into the area with a carrier oil of your choice to help with pain and inflammation.

Cooking Try adding a single drop to the soy sauce in your stir-fry (so yum!), soup, or another recipe that calls for ginger. Start small; it's potent and you don't need much.

Courage
Use aromatically or topically over the solar plexus, sacral, and root chakra (upper and lower abdomen) to clear feelings of doubt or fear that may arise.

Diarrhea
Rub 1 drop in a counter-clockwise position over the entire abdomen. One of the health benefits of ginger is that you can also take a drop internally in a capsule or by other means.

Gas
Massage over the lower abdomen, or try adding a drop to water, meals, or even smoothies for daily support.

Indigestion
Use 1 drop topically or internally as regularly as needed. With repeated use you will likely find the issue permanently correcting itself.

Low Libido
Diffuse regularly or apply topically to the reflex points of the feet or over the lower abdomen.

Motion Sickness Follow the suggestion for Nausea below.

Motivation
Use aromatically or topically over the solar plexus (upper abdomen) to stimulate strength and responsibility.

Nausea One of the most popular health benefits of ginger essential oil is the effect it has on nausea. I would first try diffusing it, or applying 1 drop over the belly.

Pelvic Pain Syndrome
Apply 1 drop of ginger topically over the area of pain up to 3 times a day. Be careful to dilute if you're using regularly to avoid skin sensitization.

Rheumatic Fever (Pain)
Massage over the areas of pain to increase circulation and warmth and support the body's ability to fight off pain.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
One of the lesser known health benefits of ginger essential oil is joint health, especially because it's warming. Massage 1 drop into the affected areas. Also apply to the reflex points of the feet daily. Other oils that may be helpful include White Fir, Cypress, a joint support blend, or a massage blend.

Self-empowerment
Inhale directly from the bottle or massage over the lower abdomen (root chakra) to increase a sense of trust, commitment, strength, and fire for life.

Vertigo
Diffuse or inhale directly from the bottle to help you ground and stabilize. You might also apply it to the feet or the back of the neck.

Vomiting
Another of the health benefits of ginger is reducing nausea and vomiting. Add 1 drop to a glass of water and sip slowly, or apply over the upper abdomen. Diffusing is also helpful.

Other possible health benefits of ginger essential oil include: tonics, massage, stimulating the immune system, impotence, tonsillitis, alcoholism, increasing appetite, arthritis, chills, colds and coughs, colic, cramping, memory, motion sickness, muscle aches or pains, soe throats, and of course, cooking.