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How to use Ginger oil in Aromatherapy?

The essential oil of ginger is extracted from the roots of plant Zingiber officinale which belongs to family Zingiberaceae. Ginger is a perennial herb and has a thick spreading tuberous rhizome. The oil is used a medicine and has various properties to treat several ailments.

It is believed that plant originated in India, Java and China, though it is native to West Indies and Africa. Chinese have valued it for long life and strength promoter. Ginger oil is non- irritant and non- toxic and can cause photosensitivity and could irritate sensitive skin.

Therapeutic Properties of Ginger oil:

  • Analgesic
  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-emetic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Carminative
  • Expectorant
  • Bactericidal
  • Cephalic
  • Laxative
  • Stimulant
  • Stomachic
  • Sudorific
  • Tonic

Aromatherapy uses of Ginger oil:

  • Ginger oil is stimulating, warming and grounding. The oil has a warm, spicy and woody aroma. It blends well with citrus oil and spices.
  • It is an aphrodisiac and aids in memory and sharpens senses.
  • It helps with pain relief and detoxification.
  • Ginger stimulates vital fire boosting vitality and activates will power.

Natural Ginger oil massage:

  • The oil rejuvenates the skin and detoxify the body and hence used in aromatherapy massage. Steps to prepare ginger massage oil –
  • Take 10 tsp. of olive oil and add 6 drops of ginger, 4 drops of jasmine and 2 drops of orange essential oils.
  • Ginger oil will help improve the blood circulation and reduce the inflammation.
  • Store in a dark glass bottle and keep it in a cool, dark place.

Uses of Ginger oil:

Ginger oil is a wonderful natural cure for some common problems such as –

  • Treatment of fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatism
  • Carbuncles
  • Bruising
  • Hangovers
  • Nausea
  • Travel and sea sickness
  • Congestion, sinusitis and coughs
  • Skin sores
  • Sore throat
  • Cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills and fever

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