Health Benefits Ginger
Have you ever looked in to the health benefits ginger? It really has some fantastic benefits. Ginger can come in many forms
- Juice or as an
- Essential Oil.
Health Benefits Ginger – Chinese Medicine
The health benefits of ginger can be linked right back to Chinese medicine and over 3,000 years ago. This plant was used for a multitude of reasons:
A range of digestive disorders
- Muscular conditions
- Life longevity
Health Benefits Ginger – Essential Oil
As an essential oil ginger can be used in many ways but must only be applied topically.
- When diluted in a base oil or
- Inhaled in very small amounts – ideally via a diffuser
As an ingredient ginger is quite harmless. If you are thinking about taking ginger supplements internally you should consult your doctor.
In certain circumstances, with certain some conditions, taken orally could cause more harm than help.
Mostly the essential oil of ginger is non-toxic and non-irritant. Despite root ginger’s rather strong smell in its natural state, the essential oil smells rather warm and spicy, sweet and moody.
Health benefits Ginger – Sore Tummy
In The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Valerie Ann Worwood, ensures that she always includes ginger in her Basic Travel Kit.
For travel sickness the book recommends applying two drops of oil to a handkerchief, to be inhaled during the journey.
Alternatively one drop diluted in a little vegetable oil can be rubbed gently on the tummy, which. This would work equally well for indigestion.
Health Benefits Ginger – Motivation
In aromatherapy, essential oil of ginger is believed to suit people who are full of the ideas and plans but find it difficult to motivate themselves. It promotes a sense of well being and encourages the joy of achievement – amazing!
Health Benefits Ginger – Back Pain
Ginger is thought to be particularly beneficial for the lower back because of its association with the kidneys.
Chinese medicine has used ginger for years to warm and strengthen ‘yang’ energy of the kidneys, It is considered to be ‘hot & dry’ therefore helpful in treating ‘cold, damp’ conditions.
Blend a few drops of essential oil of ginger with the same quantities of lavender and eucalyptus oils in a carrier oil. This is great for massaging the lower back.
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