Ginger is everywhere; especially in today’s world of abundant microbreweries and worldly cuisine, you’re hard-pressed to find a restaurant that doesn’t have something “gingery” on their menu.
What you may not know about Ginger, though, is that while you’re enjoying its delicious spicy notes, it’s working on the behalf of your body to fight bacteria and promote digestion and gut health! What else can it do? Tons of stuff! Read on to learn more…
Ginger has had a huge presence in Ayurvedic medicine (primarily in India) as well as Chinese and Mediterranean medicines, for even longer than many of the “ancient” oils we’ve discussed in the past including Frankincense and Lavender. Primarily due to its wide-range of effectiveness, it became the go-to remedy for a variety of ailments including stomach and digestive concerns, bacterial infections, sepsis, and even menstrual complications. As it grew in popularity after the turn to “A.D.” time, Ginger began making its way to Gaza and Alexandria through trade routes that developed around the Red Sea. Not long after, the Greeks and Romans began to incorporate Ginger into their daily lives, and the rest is truly history.
As technology and technique advanced, various cultures learned the process of extraction and quickly began developing absolutes and distillations of the wonderous root we’ve all grown to love. In doing this, the highly effective Ginger Essential Oil came to be, and it has solidified itself over time as one of the most reliable essential oils in the world. Today, folks use Ginger essential oil for similar reasons they once did, but the remedies have expanded even further as the ability to test for chemical composition became possible. You’ll find aromatherapists use Ginger essential oil for improving circulation, easing muscle strains in the joints and back, as well as healing and tightening the skin. Further, Ginger essential oil is used in treating colds, coughs, fevers, respiratory conditions, arthritis, rheumatism, heartburn...*takes a deep breath*...indigestion, cramps, nausea, vomiting, motion sickness, diarrhea, dysentery, colic, and flatulence. Whew! What a list!
Looking to take advantage of the amazing-ness that is Ginger essential oil? Look no further than our Alive and Ecstacy diffuser and essential oil blends! If you’re feeling like you’d want to make something for yourself, Ginger essential oil is also an available option in our Mix Your Mood diffuser, so you can give that a go as well! No matter what you choose, you’ll be very pleased you stepped into the realm possibilities that are available to you with Ginger essential oil, and your body will thank you!
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