Ginger essential oil is the concentrated oil extracted from fresh or dried ginger. Through a steam distillation or solvent extraction method, you can separate the active ingredients from the root, which can be consumed and used in many ways.
Ginger essential oil can be applied topically, used in food or taken as a drink. However it is been used, ginger oil has the following benefits on the body.
1. Prevents Chronic Diseases
With known antioxidant effects, ginger essential oil will not only help to prevent oxidative stress and chronic diseases but will also strengthen the immune system and prevent infections throughout the body.
2. Improves Respiratory Health
The soothing, stimulating and antibiotic effects of ginger essential oil are great for healing the respiratory system, soothe sore throats, and eliminate excess mucus and phlegm in your respiratory tracts.
3. Aids Digestion
Known around the world for soothing stomach and eliminating nausea, just a few drops of this essential oil can improve your digestive processes and you can get rid of cramping or bloating.
4. Reduces Inflammation
When topically applied with a carrier oil, ginger essential oil can rapidly relieve pain, swelling and discomfort on joints or other sore areas on the body.
5. Increases Sex Drive
Anecdotally, ginger essential oil has long been praised for increasing libido in both men and women.
6. Treats Menstrual Cramping
Women can consume small amounts of this oil to relieve cramps, particularly from painful menstruation.