Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Here’s How To Prepare And Use Ginger Oil, A Wonderful Remedy Against Stress And Pain!

Ginger is one very beneficial spice that’s commonly used in China and India but as of late, people all over the world have started realizing its amazing properties. As a spice, it can be added to numerous dishes to improve their flavor and add a distinctive aroma. It’s mostly added to meat to make it more tender and soft, but it can be added to any dish, per your preference.

Aside from using it in powder kind, ginger can be used as an oil also. Ginger oil is made from the Zingiber root and has a very intense aroma. It is plentiful in gingerol, which is why it has such a bitter aroma but it’s also why it’s so health beneficial.

Ginger oil has antiseptic, expectorant, gastrointestinal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, carminative and stimulant properties and it’s extensively used for gastrointestinal problems, stomach aches, respiratory issues, heart problems, nausea, menstrual problems and inflammations.

Here are the most important benefits of this amazing oil:

Stomach issues
Both the spice and the oil are commonly used for stomach aches. It helps in the treatment of convulsions, flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea, colic and numerous other intestinal and stomach problems.

Ginger has antiseptic and carminative properties which means that it can be used in case of food poisoning.

Vomiting and nausea
According to studies ginger oil works in reducing nausea and the urge to vomit in pregnant women and in people who don’t handle travelling very well.

Both the spice and the oil are effective remedies for malaria and yellow fever.

Respiratory problems
Ginger oil can be used as an expectorant and in the treatment of numerous respiratory problems associated with the seasonal cold, flu and cough. It’s also effective in treating asthma and bronchitis. You can add it to a cup of tea and effectively remove lung or throat mucus.

Menstrual issues
Some women have a really problematic period, with pain, cramps and discomfort, at least for the very first couple days. Using ginger in powder or oil form can help you ease this and make your period days much more comfortable.

Pain and swelling
Ginger has been often used against pain and swelling in standard Indian and Chinese medicine for centuries. Recent studies have shown that the anti-inflammatory properties ginger contains are mostly owed to the presence of a certain substances known as zingibain, which serves as a natural analgesic and effectively relieves pain and swelling caused by arthritis, muscle sprains, rheumatism and headaches. You can use ginger oil to massage your aching muscles and relieve muscle cramps and fatigue.

Heart issues
Chinese medicine traditionally uses ginger in the treatment of heart issues and recommends its use for cardiovascular health. Ginger oil is used by many for protection against various heart issues. According to recent studies, ginger has proven effective in lowering cholesterol and preventing blood clots formation.

The American Cancer Society has examined the research conducted on animals regarding to the effects of ginger in treating cancer and has concluded that it has proven to be helpful against cancer. Nevertheless, having in mind the concentration of ginger in ginger oil it should be used with precaution. It’s finest if it’s mixed with some other beneficial oil to dilute it. You can use a variety of oils like orange oil, lemon oil, eucalyptus oil, frankincense oil, rosemary, cedar oil, rose oil etc.

And finally, ginger has a relaxing effect on your body and can ease the stress, anxiety, depression and psychological discomfort you might be feeling after a long and stressful day.

Ginger oil

Method of preparation

Instead of buying commercial ginger oils it’s best if you know how to prepare it yourself. By doing this you’ll be sure that it’s 100% natural and will reap all of its benefits.

Here’s what you need to make ginger oil:
  • 40 gr. ginger
  • Half a liter olive oil
  • A glass jar
First grate the ginger and add it to the glass jar. Pour in the olive oil and stir everything until it’s combined. Close the lid and leave it in a dark area for a week. Make sure you shake the jar every day. After a week your ginger oil is ready for usage.

You can use it to relieve painful muscles, apply it topically or consume it orally. You can even use it for hair care, it has remarkable effect. If you use it orally make sure you do not consume more than 2-3 drops a day.


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