Ginger Essential Oil
Ginger, Zingebar officinale, is steam distilled from the flowering perennial that belongs to the plant family as Turmeric and Cardamom. The part of the plant that is used is called the rhizome. While it may look like a root, a rhizome is actually an underground stem. Used for thousands of years by the Chinese and Indian cultures to help heal and ward off infections and colds, ginger is a warming, stimulating, oil.
Well known for its ability to increase circulation which helps brighten a dull complexion, the oil also helps soothe skin irritation and redness. Topical application in a carrier oil may be helpful for inflammatory conditions such as joint pain, eczema or psoriasis.
In hair care, a Chinese folk remedy recommends rubbing ginger oil on the scalp to curb hair loss. Ginger oil can help strengthen hair strands, soothe dryness and itchiness, diminish dandruff, and stimulates scalp circulation for healthier hair.
Aromatherapy Properties: Ginger Essential Oil has been called Oil of Empowerment. The earthy, woody, sweet, spicy, and warm aroma can help sharpen the senses, enhance concentration, boost energy and confidence and improve memory and recall. The scent can also help reduce feelings of stress, sadness, anxiety, irritability, and fatigue. By promoting balanced emotions and inspiring positive and hopeful feelings it can help facilitate the onset of sleep and improve sleep quality.
Are you prone to motion sickness? For many, a simple whiff may help ease nausea and motion sickness. Keep some ginger oil in your car when traveling. Some find that rubbing small amounts (in a carrier oil) behind the ear may also help.
Pregnancy & Children: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during Pregnancy or for use in Children because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy or with young children please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.
Precautions: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, have a medical condition, or have any medical concerns regarding yourself or your family consult a qualified, licensed health professional prior to use. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children.
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