The ginger extract, same as the ginger itself has a tremendous range of uses, because of which will want to use in your diet and your home. And don’t worry, we are here to help you make your own!
When you apply ginger oil topically, it promotes circulation and relieves aches and pains and when you consume it in food, it does wonders for digestion, clearing up diarrhea, indigestion, morning sickness, and nausea!
I warmly recommend that you try the following uses:
- Apply 2-3 drops in a diffuser and inhale to boost your energy levels and revitalize your mind, soul, and body.
- Apply a drop of ginger oil on your abdomen and gently massage to relieve diarrhea and gas.
- Add it to your hot bath.
- Apply a few drops on a hot or cold compress and place it on the areas where you are having pains.
- You can also inhale it in a diffuser or vaporizer to heal your runny nose, sinusitis, and sore throat.
- Mix 2-3 drops with an ounce of carrier oil and like this you can use it for massage to relieve many illnesses, such as arthritis, backache, fractures, muscle pain, rheumatism, also to revitalize your libido and stimulate your circulatory system.
Its anti-inflammatory, digestive, antiseptic, carminative, analgesic and stimulating properties are the reason why ginger oil has so many benefits . It is great for treating many health problems, including:
1. Chronic Disease: just by daily use of 2-4 grams of ginger oil you can prevent numerous chronic diseases.
2. Food Poisoning: its antiseptic and carminative properties make ginger oil great for treating food poisoning and intestinal infections.
3. Hypertension: The regular consumption of ginger can reduce the risk of developing hypertension by 8%.
4. Malaria And Yellow Fever: ginger oil is a great repellent for Anopheles culicifacies mosquitoes which are the main cause of malaria.
5. Respiratory Problems: you can use ginger oil to alleviate coughs, bronchitis, breathlessness, flu, and asthma. You can use fresh ginger to eliminate mucus from the lungs and throat just by adding it to tea because of its soothing effects.
6. Relieves Pain: prostaglandins, compounds related to pain can easily be removed by consumption of ginger or ginger oil.
7. Stomach and Bowel Related Problems: Ginger oil can help you improve your digestion, and it can also be used to treat dyspepsia, spasms, flatulence, and indigestion.
Make your own ginger oil!
- Fresh ginger
- 1½ c olive oil
- Oven-safe bowl
- Cheese grater
Start by rinsing a cup of fresh ginger with the skin, and leave it to dry for a couple of hours. Pour the olive oil into an oven-safe bowl. Next step is to chop the ginger and with the cheese grater to shred it. When you add it to the olive oil, make sure it is mixed well. Put the mixture in the oven and let it simmer on 150 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 hours. When it’s done with simmering, filter the mixture through an unbleached cheese cloth to eliminate the bits of ginger from the oil. Squeeze the remaining oil from the cheese cloth and put the ginger oil into bottles. To preserve the oil keep it in a cool and dry place, where it will stay fresh for up to 6 months.
You should use the ginger oil, but you should be careful that it’s not used in very strong concentrations. If you have sensitive skin it is recommended to do a skin patch test to make sure that they don’t have any allergic reactions to it. Don’t apply ginger oil on your skin if you’re going to be exposed to the sun within 24 hours after application because ginger oil may be phototoxic. Pregnant women should consult their doctors before using ginger oil and for young children is not allowed the use of it at all.
Side Effects of Ginger Oil
If you have any sensitivity to ginger root it is not recommended to use ginger oil at all. Also you should be aware that ginger oil can have some side effects, such as nausea, heartburn, sores in the mouth, and skin rashes. Also, in a case you are taking some medications consult with your doctor to allow you the use of ginger oil.