Ginger essential oil is made from the roots of the Ginger plant. This is the same part of the plant that the Ginger spice you use in the kitchen comes from.
Ginger essential oil benefits for your health are similar to the health benefits that are well known for fresh ginger spice. Ginger essential oil is one of the very few essential oils that are safe to take internally in small amounts.
Let’s look at some of the ginger essential oil benefits you can enjoy whether you take it internally or use it in a carrier oil for topical application to the skin.
A 2015 study looked at both Turmeric and Ginger for stomach protection from alcohol-induced ulcers in rats. (1) Both were found to reduce necrosis, bleeding, and erosion of the stomach wall.
Ginger is also useful to treat nausea when taken either internally or inhaled. Another study showed that inhaled Ginger essential oil has a short lived pain relieving effect after surgery, and inhaling Ginger essential oil decreased nausea in the post surgical patients studied.
Ginger essential oil is a natural remedy for nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and many other digestive problems.
Ginger essential oil has potent anti-inflammatory properties whether taken internally or used with a carrier oil for massage over inflamed tissues and sore muscles.
The fact that it has these anti-inflammatory properties in addition to promoting digestive health means it can be useful for inflammatory conditions in the digestive tract as well.
The essential oil has also been found to possess antioxidant properties which can help to cleanse the body of free radicals.
Another of the Ginger essential oil benefits is that it is considered a natural aphrodisiac. It has stimulating and warming properties that increase libido. It is also useful in cases of erectile dysfunction due to the stimulating properties that increase blood flow.
It also has stress relieving properties and it removes feelings of self doubt and fear. These two feelings can have a big effect on erectile dysfunction.
Natural Pain Reliever
Because it contains pain relieving constituents and also works to decrease inflammation Ginger essential oil is a natural pain reliever for sore muscles, aching backs and joints, and menstrual pain.
A study published in 2010 from the University of Georgia studied the effects of taking Ginger and its impact on exercise-induced muscle pain. The pain in the group that took Ginger was decreased by an average of 25%. (2)
Taking 1-2 drops of Ginger essential oil in the morning may be able to relieve joint pain caused by inflammation as well as generalized muscle pain.
Liver & Heart Protection
The antioxidant properties of the oil have been shown to protect both the liver and the heart. Ginger may lower triglycerides and cholesterol, which has both positive effects for preventing heart disease and for preventing fatty liver disease.
It can also decrease clotting which can lead to a heart attack. You should talk to your doctor before using if you are on blood thinning medication.
Helps With Respiratory Issues
Ginger has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for colds, flu, and coughs. It is also considered a natural remedy for asthma.
A study published in 2013 looked at the active constituents of Ginger and concluded that Ginger can relax airway smooth muscle in both humans and guinea pigs. Since airway smooth muscle contraction is the hallmark of asthma, inhalation of Ginger essential oil may be an additional natural substance for treating asthma and might be effective when combined with current treatment with Beta2 agonist medications. It could help to lower the need for inhaled steriods for asthma treatment.
Looking at Ginger essential oil benefits it seems apparent that using Ginger essential oil can have a positive impact on your overall health and well being.
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