Therapeutic Essential Oils:  Ginger

Therapeutic Essential Oils: Ginger

 

Ginger essential OilAlthough ginger is an indispensable component of worldwide cuisine, it is most notable for its ability to ease indigestion*. Ginger’s sweet, citrusy fragrance accompanies a multitude of other therapeutic benefits. For topical, aromatic, or dietary use.Where Ginger comes from– Steam distillation from rhizones.What Ginger contains– Antiseptic, laxative, stimulant, tonic, and warming.What Ginger is used for– Digestion, angina, prevention of contagious diseases, cooking, diarrhea, flatulence, impotence, rheumatic pain, scurvy, tonsillitis, alcoholism, loss of appetite, arthritis, broken bones, catarrh, chills, colds, colic, congestion, coughs, cramps, digestive disorders, fevers, flu, impotence, indigestion, infectious disease, memory, motion sickness, muscular aches/pains, nausea, rheumatism, sinusitis, sore throats, and sprains.What Ginger does when diffused– Influences physical energy, love, money and courage.Ginger safety – Repeated use topically can possible result in contact sensitization.  Avoid direct sunlight for 3 to 6 hours after use topicallyHow to apply Ginger –

  • Topically – Can be applied with no dilution or dilute 1:1 for children and for those with sensitive skin.  Apply to reflex points and directly on area of concern.
  • Aromatically – Diffuse ginger essential oil.
  • Internally – Dilute one drop oil in 1 tsp. honey or 4 oz. of beverage.
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