Ginger is a flowering plant of the Zingiberaceae family. The essential oil from ginger is from the fresh or dried root. It has a sweet, spicy warm and slightly woody scent. It's therapeutic benefit comes from it's chemical component gingerol that is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. It is known to relieve nausea and stomach upset, aid respiratory problems, relieve anxiety and strengthen heart health. Recent studies are focusing on ginger's effect on suppressing the oxidation of cancer cells and it's ability to reduce tumor growth.
Some tips on using Ginger Essential Oil:
For muscle pain, add 2-3 drops into a tablespoon of massage oil and rub onto needed area twice a day
To boost mood or for nausea, add 10-20 drops into a diffuser
To aid digestion, add 5-7 drops into warm bath water and soak for 10-15 minutes. This is also another great way to boost your mood and relieve anxiety