Ginger roots oil is extracted from Zingiber officinale which is a pungent and strange looking underground rhizome. The oil is warm, spicy and energising and it is a member of the Zingiberaceae plant family. This plant is a perennial herb which grows up to three to four feet high and it has narrow spear shaped leaves and white or yellow flowers. The tuberous rhizome from which the oil is extracted has a thick or thin brown skin. The flesh of the ginger are yellow, white or red and ginger has been in use for its medicinal and culinary purposes for more than thousands of years especially in ancient Chinese, Indian and Greek civilisations. Ginger is widely used in Ayurveda branch of medicine as a key ingredient for many medicines. Ginger later on was exported to the Roman Empire and was a popular trade item in Europe. Ginger from those ancients year have become a flexible food ingredient today and it can be used fresh or dried, in tea, or grated into the different types juice. The consistency of the ginger root oil is thin and it is light yellow in colour with a pungent aroma.
Nutritional Values of Ginger root oil: Ginger root oil benefits mainly come from its powerful mono- and sesqui-terpenoids, like neral, geranial, 1, 8-cineole, zingiberene, B-bisabolene, and B-sesquiphellandrene. Ginger Root Oil also contains a-pinene, B-pinene, camphene, linalool, borneol, y-terpineol, nerol, geraniol, and geranyl acetate. The strange hot and pungent taste of ginger can be credited to the presence of an acrid compound called Gingerol and most of the health benefits of ginger are actually due to the presence of Gingerol.
Ginger Root Oil
Health Benefits of ginger root oil:
Ginger root oil is widely used in aromatherapy and it can help relieve aches and pain and it can also promote blood circulation. In aromatherapy it is used to help address digestive problems and it is popular for relieving any kind of digestive upset like nausea, indigestion, diarrhoea, gas and morning sickness. It can be used in diffuser and this help to energize the body and mind. Through a diffuser or vaporizer the oil can relieve sinusitis, sore throat and running nose. It can also work as an effective decongestant. As a massage oil it help relieve backache, arthritis, muscle pain, rheumatism and fractures and it boost the circulatory system and revitalize libido. When applied on the abdomen it relieves gas and diarrhoea. Ginger root oil has anti-inflammatory, digestive, expectorant, antiseptic, carminative, analgesic and stimulating properties in it and is known alleviate different problems like stomach and bowel related problems, food poisoning, malaria and yellow fever, respiratory problems, heart ailments, pain, hypertension many chronic diseases. It promotes proper digestion and is used as a remedy for spasms, dyspepsia, indigestion and flatulence. It has the power to increase appetite and is good for people who want to gain weight. Ginger root oil can relieve and treat common problems like cough, flu, asthma, breathlessness and bronchitis. Fresh ginger can remove mucus from the throat and lungs and it can reduce the risk of blood clots and arteriosclerosis when used regularly. It helps decrease the bad cholesterol levels in the blood and also helps in lowering the risk of developing hypertension. The health benefits of ginger root oil can be credited to its digestive, carminative, expectorant, antiseptic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, stimulating and aphrodisiac properties. The benefits of ginger oil include its ability to treat stomach problems, nausea, heart strokes, indigestion, inflammation, respiratory problems, and menstrual disorders.
Emotional Benefits: Ginger root oil is effective at treating emotions and is widely used in aromatherapy. It is used as an aphrodisiac and it also act as a mild stimulant. It is good for improving memory and communication and it can be worn as a perfume when blended with other essential oils.
Beauty and Skin benefits: Ginger root oil is used in colognes for men and is effective in treating cellulite and varicose veins.
Stomach: Ginger root and its oil are commonly used for upset stomach and it is widely used for indigestion, stomach ache, dyspepsia, colic, spasms, flatulence and other stomach and bowel related problems. In India, ginger or ginger oil is added to recipes because it helps in improving digestion.
Food Poisoning: Ginger has antiseptic and carminative substances which help in the treatment of food poisoning and it is also used for treating infections and bacterial dysentery.
Nausea and Vomiting: Ginger root oil is effective against nausea, motion sickness and vomiting and also reduces pregnancy related vomiting in women.
Respiratory disorders: Being good expectorant, Ginger oil provides effective treatment for various respiratory problems like cold, cough, flu, asthma, bronchitis and breathlessness.
Inflammation and Pain: The extract of ginger is used in traditional medicine to reduce inflammation and the pain related to it. It can be credited to the presence of Zingibain present in Ginger Root Oil. It is analgesic in nature and reduces pain as a result of muscle aches, rheumatic conditions, arthritis, migraines and headaches. The paste of ginger or the oil can be applied topically on aching muscles to remove muscle strain and it also reduces prostaglandins which are related to the pain. Ginger is also supposed to be effective in treating inflammation of the testicles.
Menstrual problems: Menstrual problems like irregular and painful menstrual discharges can be treated with ginger.
Heart Related Problems: Ginger root oil boosts and strengthens the heart health and especially in China it is used as a measure to prevent and cure various heart related conditions. Ginger may be helpful in reducing cholesterol levels and also preventing blood clots. With the reduction of cholesterol level and blood clotting the chances of vessel blockage decreases and it reduces the chances of heart attacks and strokes.
Stress: Ginger root oil is stimulating and relieves depression, mental stress, exhaustion, dizziness, restlessness and anxiety.
Kidney: Ginger root juice has the ability to dissolve kidney stones.
Hair Care: Ginger oil is useful for hair care and the juice is useful in controlling dandruff.
Male Health: Ginger is good for male health and being an effective aphrodisiac it helps to eliminate impotency and also prevents premature ejaculation.