Description : Ginger has a spicy, woody aroma and is a warming and stimulating oil. The oil is extracted by means of steam distillation from the dried, ground-up root (rhizome) of the plant. It is a good travel companion as it relieves nausea, making it great for morning and travel sickness, and it helps with digestive complaints. It can be used in a massage oil to soothe aching joints and muscles, good for arthritis and stimulating circulation, and as a warming ingredient in a chest rub for a cold or flu
Uses : Ginger oil is used in the treatment of fractures, rheumatism, arthritis, bruising, carbuncles, nausea, hangovers, travel and sea sickness, colds and flu, catarrh, congestion, coughs, sinusitis, sores on the skin, sore throat, diarrhea, colic, cramps, chills and fever.
The benefits of ginger for relieving pain are widely known today, and while I prefer using fresh ginger (eaten raw, grated into your vegetable juice, or steeped into tea), using ginger oil can provide these wholesome benefits as well.
When used topically, ginger oil can help relieve aches and pain, as well as promote normal blood circulation.6
Aromatherapists also value ginger oil’s soothing and warming qualities to help address digestive problems. In fact, this is one of ginger oil’s most popular uses: relieving any kind of digestive upset, such as nausea, indigestion, diarrhea, gas, and even morning sickness.