The oil of gingergrass is one of the finest oils in the business of essential oils. The oil has many properties that differentiate it from the rest of the lot of essential oils. Gingergrass oil is an amazing treat for the skin and even better when it goes inside.
Ginger is a perennial herb and grows to about 3-4 feet high with a thick spreading tuberous rhizome. Every year it shoots up a stalk with narrow spear-shaped leaves, as well as white or yellow flowers growing directly from the root. Ginger root is widely used around the world as a spice or food additive. For a skin application or in an aromatic bath, mix with vegetable oil (sweet almond, jojoba) or with a liquid cream (Sanomulse).
The plant is said to originate from India, China and Java and is native to Africa and the West Indies. It was most likely brought to Europe between the 10th and 15th century as a condiment and spice. The name ginger is said to be derived from the Gingi district in India, where tea made from ginger is used for stomach upsets.
Ginger oil is used in the treatment of fractures, rheumatism, arthritis, bruising, carbuncles, diarrhea, colic, cramps, nausea, hangovers, travel and sea sickness, colds and flu, sores on the skin, sore throat,catarrh, congestion, coughs, sinusitis, chills and fever. Ginger is an excellent natural remedy for nausea, motion sickness, morning sickness and general stomach upset due to its carminative effect that helps break up and expel intestinal gas.
Ginger tea has been recommended to alleviate nausea in chemotherapy patients primarily because its natural properties do not interact in a negative way with other medications. It is a safe remedy for morning sickness, since it will not harm the foetus. Some studies show ginger may also help prevent certain forms of cancer.
The therapeutic properties of Ginger oil are -
Ginger is warming, stimulating and grounding. It aids memory and is an aphrodisiac and also helps with pain relief and detoxification.
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