The Indian subcontinent was probably the original home of this zesty root. Many Indians employee it as a tool in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Its beneficial effects on digestion have been noted for hundreds of years. Beyond its role in medicine, the root of the plant is a staple of many cuisines across the globe. Our most familiar uses of it are in sweet dishes such as gingerbread, ginger snaps, and ginger ale. Gingerol is the critical component of the root. Gingerol is concentrated in the essential oil which gives it an increased capacity to achieve the most beneficial results.
- Support digestive health and maintain digestive function
- Minimize feelings of nausea and stomach upset. Simply place one or two drops in your hands, cup around your face and breathe deeply.
- If your emotional equilibrium has been suffering, you can diffuse or inhale at any time of day to restore strength and improve serenity.
Directions for Use
- Aromatic Use: Use a diffuser to provide a boost of energy or manage emotional disquiet.
- Topical Use: Massage over your lower abdomen to provide emotional strength and to offer soothing comfort.
- Internal Use: Mix with water or herbal tea to combat nausea and aid digestion. Also, can be substituted for the ground spice in recipes.
- May help reduce nausea
- Promotes healthy digestion
- Supports emotional equilibrium
- Warm, Spicy, Pungent
- Steam distillation
- α-zingiberene, β-sesquiphellandrene
It is generally considered fine to use in children over the age of two, with their doctor’s approval. In addition, pregnant women should always consult their doctor before use. When applied topically, minimize the chances of skin irritation by combining with a carrier oil and testing on a limited area before widespread application.