Ginger is a common spice used in meals for its digestive properties. While a flowering plant, it is the root of the plant that we commonly know and use as a spice. Steam distillation of its roots is what gives ginger essential oils its distinctive sweet, warm, and spicy scent.
Ginger essential oil is also extensively used for its flavoring and preservation benefits. The oil also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, so using the oil on a regular basis can help treat various health problems.
From Weight Loss to Increased Sex Drive
It is the gingerol in the oil that gives the oil it’s powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. Often used in weight loss, the oil helps increase thermogenesis to increase body metabolism.
Ginger is also know for its warming and stimulating property of the oil that makes it an ideal aphrodisiac to treat problems like impotence and loss of libido.
Other health benefits of the oil are:
- Relief from nausea and pain
- Improved joint health
- Improved mental clarity
- Menstrual problems
- Inflammation and respiratory conditions
- Relief from stomach pain
- An antiseptic
Delicious and good for so many things
The oil has been known to be helpful reducing cholesterol levels and blood clotting, consequently reducing the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Its high antioxidant levels make the oil popular when treating conditions like heart disease, dementia, and cance
How to use
Ginger oil can be taken internally to treat some of the above health conditions or may be mixed with a carrier oil to rub topically for pain relief.