The health benefits of Ginger Essential Oil are the same as that of the herb from which it originates, with the oil even being considered to be more beneficial due to its higher gingerol content, a constituent that is mostly reputable for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger is a perennial herb that can stand up to about 3 - 4 feet high and has a thick spreading tuberous rhizome. The root of ginger is macerated and distilled over high heat, for extracting the oil. This essential oil is widely demanded by aroma therapists for aromatherapy practices due to its warm nature. Ginger oil is also widely demanded for topical application over muscles and joints owing to its warming and energizing effect. It is considered as a must have oil to use in winters due to its distinct therapeutic properties.
Benefits and usage:
• Ginger essential oil facilitates the elimination of toxins, boosts digestion, eases discomforts of the stomach and bowel, enhances appetite, clears the respiratory tract, soothes aches, and reduces inflammation.
• Ginger essential oil contributes to the health and cleanliness of the scalp, soothes dryness and itchiness.
• It is an exceptional addition to any massage oil it boosts the immune system and has amazing warming qualities. Its aromatherapy massage promotes blood circulation, drain the lymph and relax or stimulate your sense according to your mood and the oil used.
Ginger essential oil is so potent and powerful, ginger should always be highly diluted when used on the skin. Ginger root essential oil may cause sensitization in some people, so apply topically with caution.