Ginger oil is one of the best remedies that relieve pain and boost your energy levels. Also it is great for relieving motion sickness. This oil is definitely something that you should consider including in your diet because it contains lots of health benefits. We are going to present to you in details the health benefits and the uses of this remedy.
If you use ginger oil topically you can relieve pain and aches, but also improve the blood circulation in the body. Because it has properties that relieve pain it can also help you treat problems with your digestive system. Ginger oil is mainly used for relieving digestive problems such as diarrhea, nausea, morning sickness, and indigestion.
Here is how to use it for these health purposes:
- You should put 2-3 drops in a diffuser and inhale it. This treatment will help you improve the brain function, and blood circulation.
- Use one ounce of carrier oil and add 2-3 drops of ginger oil. Use this mixture for massage in order to relieve backache, muscle pain, rheumatism, arthritis, boost the libido, and improve circulation.
- If you want to relieve gas and diarrhea you should apply one drop topically on the abdomen and massage the area.
- In order to relieve sinusitis, runny nose, and sore throat you should inhale few drops of this oil through diffuser
- You can also add it to your hot bath in order to relieve pain in the body.
Here is what ginger oil is consistent of:
Ginger oil is rich with mono and sesqui-terpenoids, 1,8-cineole, neral, geranial, B-bisabolene, B-sesquiphellandrene, and zingiberene. Also it contains linalool, nerol, geranyl acetate, geraniol, a-pinene, B-pinene, borneol, camphene, and y-terpineol.
The main benefits of ginger oil
Ginger oil provides numerous health benefits due to the anti-inflammatory, carminative, expectorant, stimulating, analgesic, digestive, and antiseptic properties. This oil can treat the following alleviations:
- Problems with the stomach and bowel
Ginger oil is great for improving digestion, as well as treating dyspepsia, indigestion, spasm, and flatulence. It is highly recommended for people that are supposed to gain weight, because it increases the appetite.
- Food poisoning
Because of the antiseptic and carminative properties ginger oil is used in medicine as main treatment against food poisoning, intestinal infections, and bacteria.
- Malaria and yellow fever
You can use ginger oil in order to repel anopheles culicifacies mosquitoes because they are the main cause for malaria.
- Relieves pain
Ginger can help you reduce the production of prostaglandins, which is the main compound that leads to pain
- Heart problems
You should use the remedy on regular basis in order to reduce the risks of arteriosclerosis, clogging of the blood, and reduce the cholesterol levels. Also, if you consume it regularly you will manage to lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases by 13%.
- Problems with the Respiratory system
You can use it for treating bronchitis, flu, asthma, coughs, and shortness of breath. If you use fresh ginger it can help you remove mucus from the lungs.
Ginger is great for reducing the risk of hypertension. Regular use can help you lower the blood pressure.
- Chronic diseases
According to the Journal Nutrition, consuming 2-4 grams of ginger can help you relieve chronic diseases.
Here is how to prepare ginger oil:
- Ginger – 1 (fresh)
- Olive oil – 1 ½ cups
- Oven-safe bowl
- Cheese grater
You will need to clean the ginger and put it aside to dry for couple of hours. Next you will need to pour the olive oil in the bowl and chop the ginger into small pieces. Next you should add the olive oil on top of it and mix it well. Place the mixture in the oven and simmer it for two hours at around 150F.
Once it is done you should put the mixture into bottles, but make sure that you use cheese cloth in order to filter it. Keep the ginger oil in cool and dry place for up to 6 months.
Ginger oil is safe for use unless you prepare strong concentration. People that have sensitive skin should do a patch test before they decide to use this oil. Feel free to dilute the oil with other carrier oils. Also avoid applying ginger oil on areas that will be exposed under the sun in the next 24 hours after you apply it. Pregnant women should first consult their doctor before they use it.
Be aware that ginger oil can cause some side effects such as nausea, heartburn, sores in the mouth and skin rashes. Also if you take some medications make sure that you consult your doctor prior to the use.