Ginger essential oil has long been considered one of the best oils to have around because of it's use in so many cultures as a natural remedy for upset stomach, nausea, muscle pain, joint pain, and arthritis. Some research shows it may also help to lower blood pressure.
It is usually extracted from fresh or dried ginger root. It grows in abundance in Africa, China and India, where it is used as a flavoring in many traditional recipes.
Through steam distillation, the active ingredients are separated from the root itself, and made into a highly concentrated medicinal essential oil.
There are several ways to incorporate ginger oil into your daily life.
Cooking - many add ginger oil to food to add flavor and also boost nutritional value
Diffusion - using just a few drops in your diffuser with water allows benefits of this oil to be enjoyed all day
Topically - a few drops, mixed with a carrier oil (coconut, almond, or olive), and applied to joints or muscles helps ease inflammation
Known for it's powerful antioxidant content, ginger oil can help protect skin from free radical that cause lines and wrinkles as we age. Adding just a few drops to moisturizer equips your skin to fight harder to prevent their formation.
Some studies also show that it's good for heart health, buy helping to reduce cholesterol and helping fight the formation of blood clots.
Read more about the health benefits of ginger oil at RMO.
Ginger essential oil is one of the most soothing oils to use in daily life, helping ease anxiety and depression, as well as calm the nervous tendencies we all have, some more often than others, to calm us down and relieve the worries of the mind.