Ginger, Zingiber officinalis, is a plant belonging to the Zingiberaceae family, the same as cardamom. From the root of ginger, through steam distillation, an essential oil is obtained. This essential oil has anti-nausea, digestive, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and tonic properties. Don’t use during pregnancy, breastfeeding or in small children.
Diseases of the respiratory tract
Ginger essential oil can be useful in case of chronic bronchitis, cold, pharyngitis and tonsillitis, in fact it is able to counteract bacteria and germs. You can diffuse in the room by using an oilburner, a drop each square meter, for a preventive action. Alternatively, you can pour 2-3 drops of ginger essential oil on a handkerchief and breathe the aroma during the day.
Car sick, seasick
Sickness is a very unpleasant sensation and can happen on a trip, by car or boat. Pour two drops of ginger essential oil on a handkerchief and breathe the aroma more times a day.
Muscle and joint pain, sciatic nerve, water retention and cellulite
In case of arthritis, muscle or joint pain, rheumatism or muscle strain, as well as pain caused by inflamed sciatic nerve, water retention and cellulite you can use ginger essential oil thanks to its relaxing, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and tonic properties. Try to massage the part by mixing a tablespoon of a plant-based oil such as sweet almond or olive oil and 4-5 drops of ginger essential oil, apply on the part.
Digestive problems, loss of appetite, abdominal bloating
In case of stomach cramps or bellyache, swollen belly, poor digestion or abdominal bloating some massages on the stomach and belly with a tablespoon of a plant-based oil that you like and 4 drops of ginger essential oil can be very helpful.
Tiredness, nervous breakdown
Ginger essential oil can act as a tonic and stimulant for the body, it is useful for this reason in case of tiredness, stress, nervous breakdown. This essential oil is suitable for phlegmatic and numb people, it is able to relieve rigidity and promotes the flow of emotions, it gives vitality and improves the reflexes. You can diffuse it in the room, one drop each square meter. Alternatively, you can prepare a relaxing and tonic bath by adding 2-3 drops of ginger essential oil to the water, stay for about fifteen minutes.