Ginger Essential Oil
Ginger Essential Oil has received a good amount of press attention in recent years. Articles have focused on claims that Ginger Essential Oil may alleviate the symptoms of autoimmune conditions like Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Scientific research is also exploring this use of Ginger Essential Oil:
essential oil from ginger and turmeric rhizomes could be harnessed as anti-inflammatory supplements for the management/prevention of neurodegenerative diseases associated with inflammation.
Whilst this is an interesting line of enquiry, the fact remains Ginger Essential Oil has many beneficial applications other than this.
Ginger Essential Oil even contains more gingerol than root ginger, so it can be used instead of fresh root ginger if needed.
Ginger Essential Oil Health Benefits
Ginger Essential Oil health benefits are thought to include: Analgesic + antibacterial + anti-emetic (alleviates nausea or vomiting) + anti-inflammatory + anti-microbial + antioxidant + anti-spasmodic + anti-viral + carminative, (reduces digestive gas & bloating) + mucolytic, (dissolves mucus) + tonic + warming
Please consult the Glossary Of Terms for more information.
Ginger Essential Oil Traditional Health Benefits
Ginger is native to India, and is used in key protocols within Ayurveda, the traditional medicinal modality from Southern India.
Ginger Essential Oil has been traditionally used to support digestion and the respiratory system.
Ginger Essential Oil traditional health benefits are thought to include:
- Digestive health: Bloating + flatulence + cramping + indigestion
- Digestive infections
- Respiratory health: Colds + flu + bronchitis
- Ear nose & throat infections
- Oral health
- Vertigo & dizziness
- *Anti-emetic (alleviates nausea or vomiting)
- Motion sickness
- Aching Muscles
- Arthritis + rheumatism
- Poor Circulation
- Nervous Exhaustion
- Fading scars
- Inflammatory skin conditions
- Improving circulation
There are not many aromatherapy oils which are thought to be anti-emetic, and some of them are obscure. Two of the better known oils which may be anti-emetic alternatives to Ginger Essential Oil are just as affordable: Elemi Essential Oil and Peppermint Essential Oil.
Sadly, the following excerpt from the findings of ten years of clinical trials has been partly redacted. This is because current UK law does not permit claims that natural protocols are effective at relieving symptoms of dis-ease.
Ginger has a pxxn-reducing effect and it can modulate pxxn through various mechanisms: inhibition of prostaglandins via the COX and LOX-pathways, antioxidant activity, inibition of the transcription factor nf–kB, or acting as agonist of vanilloid nociceptor. This narrative review summarizes the last 10-year of randomized controlled trials (RCTs), in which ginger was traditionally used as a pxxn reliever for dysmenorrhea, delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), osteoarthritis (AO), chronic low back pxxn (CLBP), and migraine.
Ginger Essential Oil Versus Ginger Root
Consuming ginger root as part of a balanced diet is possibly one of the most healthy dietary habits we can engage in. This is because it is deeply antioxidant and thought to be universally beneficial for our body.
However, if you want to use ginger root therapeutically, then employing the use of Ginger Essential Oil, rather than making ginger root teas and poultices etc, is an option. This is because the deeply beneficial constituent Gingerol is in a much more concentrated form in Ginger Essential Oil than it is in root ginger.
Today, ginger essential oil is used to trxxt nausea, upset stomach, menstrual disorders, inflammation and respiratory conditions. When used as aromatherapy, it’s also known to bring on feelings of courageousness and self-assurance, which is why it’s known as “the oil of empowerment.”
Ginger Essential Oil Aroma
Ginger Essential Oil has a deep, rich, hot and spicy aroma that is reminiscent of, but a lot more intense than, the smell of root ginger.
Ginger Essential Oil Energetic Properties
This aromatherapy oil is made from root Ginger. This means it exerts a very grounding influence. It is also very energetically protective, purifying and balancing.
Root plant materials always work at a profound level energetically, and thus often exert systemic benefits. Because of this deep rectifying influence, it increases energy, allowing us to live life more fully.
It is, therefore, energetically empowering and confidence boosting. This leads to a greater level of openness to what life has to offer, both in terms of giving and receiving. This corresponds with living life more authentically as well as more richly.
Being more authentic, with elevated levels of integrity, can lead to improved relationships and a willingness to make the most of the opportunities life presents us with.
Ginger Essential Oil is also imbued with the energy of gratitude. It gently guides us to opening up to unconditional love.
Ginger Essential Oil For Internal Consumption
Ginger Essential Oil can be used topically* and aromatically. However, it can also be ingested.
Nevertheless, it is always important to use extreme caution whenever using essential oils internally… a little goes a very long way.
*Essential oils are very concentrated and potent. It’s vitally important to use essential oils safely and sparingly. Pure essential oils need to be diluted appropriately, particularly when being applied to our skin.
For topical and aromatic uses, please refer to How To Use Essential Oils
For internal use, simply do one of the following.
- Add a single drop of Ginger Essential Oil to your smoothie in the morning.
- Use an empty veggie capsule, placing one or two drops inside and swallowing it down with some water. *Veggie capsules are broadly available in the UK. There is NO NEED to buy them from Amazon.
- Add a single drop to sugar-free coconut water or any other drink which has a thicker consistency than water, or has a certain amount of oil within it, like homemade nut milks etc.
- Use one drop in chai tea, along with one drop of Coriander Essential Oil & one drop of Cinnamon Essential Oil. Make sure you use a full fat milk to make your chai tea.
Ginger Essential Oil Cautions & Contraindications
Ginger Essential Oil is considered non-toxic.
Side effects from Ginger Essential Oil are very rare. However, in high doses, it may cause mild heartburn and irritation of the mouth. It can also occasionally cause diarrhoea.
You should consult your healthcare professional before using Ginger Essential Oil if:
- You are pregnant or lactating
- You wish to use Ginger Essential Oil on a child under 10 years of age
However, Ginger Essential Oil is generally considered safe for pregnant women as long as they don’t exceed more than one gramme per day. As this equates to anywhere between 20 and 35 drops of essential oil, you are very unlikely to come anywhere close to using this amount.
*Wild As The Wind do not advocate using any more than 12 drops of essential oil a day. However, it is possible to use up to 50 drops therapeutically, in extenuating circumstances. for acute periods of one to three days.
Ginger Essential Oil is considered safe in children over the age of 2 years of age for digestive support (stomach ache & nausea).
If on blood thinning medication, consult your healthcare professional before using Ginger Essential Oil because it can increase the risk of bleeding.
Don’t use Ginger Essential Oil if you are on diabetes medications. Ginger Essential Oil may lower blood sugar levels.
Don’t use Ginger Essential Oil if you are on high blood pressure medications, because it is a pretty proficient blood pressure lowering aromatherapy oil itself.
Wild As The Wind Ginger Essential Oil
Wild As The Wind Ginger Essential Oil is a premium quality aromatherapy oil, suitable for therapeutic purposes.
Wild As The Wind also stock an Organic Ginger Essential Oil.
- INCI: Zingiber officinale
- Plant Family: Zingiberaceae
- Extraction Method: Steam distilled
- Parts Used: Rhizome
- Aroma: Spicy, earthy & warm
- Appearance: Pale yellow to amber liquid, thin consistency
- Perfumery Note: Middle / Base
- Chemical family: Sesquiterpenes
- Key Constituents: Citral 1.4%, Geraniol 0.5%, Limonene 0.7%
- Origin: China
- Shelf Life: 6 – 7 years
- Approximately 150 kilos of fresh rhizomes produces 1 kilo of essential oil.
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils
Wild As The Wind offer one of the most extensive ranges of premium quality, therapeutic grade UK essential oils available online.
Professional therapists use Wild As The Wind Essential Oils, including Osteopaths and Massage Therapists.
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils are also used domestically, for home remedies as well as in green cleaning products etc.
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils Are Suitable For:
- Diffusing & nebulising
- Diluting to make body & bath oils (1% dilution)
- Using in your household first aid kit (average 2% dilution)
- Adding to your shampoos, conditioners & liquid soaps (5 drops per 100ml)
- Diluting to make face oils (2% dilution)
- Formulating effective household cleaners & sanitisers (average 5% dilution)
Please consult How To Use Essential Oils for more information on how to use aromatherapy oils, and how to blend them.
However, not all essential oils are suitable for all applications. For this reason you must read the specific safety advice, including cautions and contraindications, for the specific essential oils you intend to use.
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