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Benefits of Ginger Oil

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, offering a variety of uses from dietary to cosmetic to spiritual to emotional to physical wellness. As I learn more about various essential oils, I’m staggered at the health advantages they offer. I recently bought some Ginger Oil for digestion, but this essential oil offers so much more.

The greatest benefits of ginger come from its anti-inflammatory properties and compounds like zingiberene and gingerol. I’ll share more on this below. But, before you use any essential, make sure it’s certified organic and therapeutic grade. Do your research and choose a reliable company. Here are seven benefits of using Ginger Oil on a daily basis.

Upset Tummies & Digestion

Ginger oil is a natural remedy for nausea, motion sickness, stomach cramps, colic, ingestion, candida, fungal issues and diarrhea. But the number one benefit of ginger oil is digestion and digestive conditions like IBS, Crohn’s disease and Leaky Gut syndrome. Have a cup of tea with a drop or two of ginger oil in the morning can offer profound benefits with these issues.

Inflammation

Most diseases are inflammatory by nature, so when our immune system is out of balance, it can start attacking our healthy tissue which can cause inflammation, bloating, swelling, pain and discomfort. Ginger oil is great for fighting all these conditions because of its anti-inflammatory properties like Zingibain. This component will also provide pain relief for migraines, arthritis, and muscle aches.

Respiratory Issues

Ginger essential oil is great at removing mucus from the throat and lungs. It’s an expectorant and lubricant so it can help you treat the common cold, flu, asthma, bronchitis and help with loss of breath.

Cancer

Ginger comes from the same family as Turmeric which is very well known to have powerful anti-cancer properties. Ginger oil and the compound Zingiberene are part of a family called sesquiterpenes, that have immense anti-cancer properties. A study showed that ginger contains a pungent compound that could be up to 10,000 times more effective than conventional chemotherapy.

Heals Infections

Ginger oil is an antiseptic that can destroy infections caused by bacteria and microorganisms. It’s also effective against mosquitoes borne diseases like malaria.

Malabsorption

There are a lot of people who are not absorbing the nutritional value of the foods they are eating. Adding a little ginger oil in your diet will help you absorb the necessary vitamins and minerals we need to stay healthy.

Diabetes

Ginger oil compounds can help balance out insulin levels; we’re talking blood sugar balancing. A balanced insulin level is vital for hormones, energy levels and fighting diabetes.

Their enormous benefits can be accessed via aromatic diffusion, topical application, and dietary consumption. To use ginger oil topically, mix 5 drops with a ¼ tsp of a carrier oil like coconut oil, jojoba or organic cold pressed olive oil. If you’re ingesting the ginger oil, typically one drop is enough. You can add it to your smoothie, tea, or in a recipe.

27 Comments

  • oh wow that is amazing! I had no idea there were so many benefits of using ginger oil .. which I actually never use and should! I will have to make more of an effort of using it

  • I have heard Ginger as many benefit, I really need to start to eating it more. I wouldn’t know where to by a reputable oil.

  • Just started with essential oils through my daughter introducing me to Young Living products.The benefits are amazing!

  • I knew about the digestion & use for anti nausea but did not know all the rest. Thanks for the enlightenment.

  • This is a very informative and interesting article stating the benefits of ginger oil.
    I learned a number of new reasons to embrace ginger oil.

  • Wow, I didn’t know ginger oil was good for so many reasons. A great and very informative post.

  • Ginger is awesome! Not only is it great in food, but it’s medicinal. As an Indian, my family has been using it for generations medicinally. Thanks for the post!

  • Besides all the conditions that ginger oil can improve, the most important comment in your review was the caution that make sure that it is certified organic and therapeutic grade.

  • Your post is very important for all of us to read. I knew that ginger tea was good for pre-menstrual pain but that is about the extent of the properties of Ginger oil providing, of course, that you are careful to buy an organic product from a reputable source. Thank you so much for all the information on this spice.

  • I never knew all the great benifits of ginger oil. wow. I must look into this. I think this would be good in some tea.

  • I love ginger in a stir fry, ginger biscuits but have never tried the essential oil. Thanks for all the info. 🙂

  • I knew ginger was good for tummy upsets. I did not know all the other heathful properties of this wonderful oil. Thank you so much for the thorough list of ways in which ginger oil may improve our health. Thank you, also, for sharing with us.

  • Ginger is awesome; I use it in my cooking ALL the time. And its awesome for digestion an nausea. Thank you for the review, I will have to look at it a bit closer and see how else I can implement it into my daily life.

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