Ginger Essential Oil is believed to originate from India and was one of the first spices to arrive in Europe from Asia. Its beneficial properties have been appreciated throughout the centuries, being already mentioned by the Chinese philosopher Confucius, by Dioscorides and in the Koran. The Greeks and Romans also used it in its dual function as medicine and spice. The ancient Egyptians cultivated it and used it in food with the aim of preventing and curbing epidemics. Dioscorides recommended it to activate circulation.
It is known for its great anti-inflammatory power and it is recommended to incorporate it in the diet on a daily basis to combat inflammatory states and specifically in case of arthritis.
It has a great calorific and alkalizing power. Due to its botanical sensitivity, an Asian cultivation origin is required since American ginger is highly acidifying, making its use dangerous.
Among its properties and benefits, the following stand out:
On a Cosmetic Level: Ginger Essential Oil has several properties on a cosmetic level, since it is anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and tonic.
At Therapeutic Level: is a very effective essential oil to combat all types of nausea even during pregnancy (always under supervision). Helps eliminate flatulence. In Chinese medicine, the symptom of a cold uterus is treated with the aim of providing temperature and improving fertility. It acts as an intestinal detoxifier. Ideal to combat temperature changes due to yin imbalance and hot flashes in menopause.
On an Emotional Level: Ginger Essential Oil stimulates energy and at the same time helps combat nervous exhaustion, relieving tiredness and chronic fatigue. It transmits heat to the heart and discovers dormant feelings. Memory enhancer, works with states of apathy and resignation. Together with the Essential Oil of Nutmeg and the Essential Oil of Clove, it works with vertigo of unconscious origin.
It is one of the essential oils that help balance formulas; similar to lemon but with slightly yang polarity. Of choice along with cumin for master formulas aimed at balancing a digestive system with excess yin.