Ginger is Zingiber Offinale family. (Base note ) Comforting and warming
The Ginger plant is native to southern China and is now popular in Asia, West Africa, India, and the Caribbean. Ginger was known in folk medicine for thousands of years and was transported to Europe and India in the first century AD. India today remains the largest producer of the plant today. The Ginger – Zingiber Officinale plant grows annually to approximately three feet tall and the strong essential oil has a sweet, spicy, woody and warm scent.
Ginger is part of the Zingiberaceae family, the plant family that includes turmeric and cardamom, all exceptionally beneficial to health and wellness. Commonly used in cooking in India alongside turmeric and other spices. Ginger with Lemon and hot water is both digestive and warming and mixed with Sweet Orange helps to prevent travel sickness. Furthermore, Ginger is becoming more popular in the Western world and is often a one of the main ingedients in Smoothies and Stir fries.
Properties antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, antibacterial and warming essential oil that works as an antiseptic, laxative, tonic and stimulant.
Used to treat
- Ginger provides pain relief, and thereforeuseful for menstrual disorders, inflammation and respiratory conditions, asthma and bronchitis
- Very warming and increases the circulation in tired and sore muscles.
- As a powerful antioxidant it has been proven to scavenge free radicals which are a serious danger to health.
- Ginger essential oil has an ability to reduce cholesterol levels and blood clotting.
- Due to both the emotional and physical effects Ginger increases libido thus aiding in the treatment of impotence.
- Effective in treating alcoholic fatty liver disease, which can lead to hepatic cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Treats anxiety and depression and helps with insomnia.
Helps with lack of self confidence.
In aromatherapy massage , it can enhance feelings of courageousness and self-assurance, and it often known as
“the oil of empowerment.”