Ginger Oil

Ginger Oil

What is Ginger oil?

Ginger is commonly used as a spice, and it has its origins in India. The spice is very common in India and China and is now used all over the world. It forms an integral part of many Asian cuisines due to its digestive properties. It is especially helpful in digesting food items such as meat and poultry, and it is frequently added to recipes for cooking meat as it softens the meat considerably, making it easier to digest. Ginger oil is also used as preservative and flavoring agents.

Properties

The health benefits of ginger oil can be attributed 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. Ginger oil is obtained from the root of the herb Zingiber officinale. The peculiar hot and pungent taste of ginger can be attributed to the presence of an acrid compound called Gingerol. Most of the health benefits of ginger are actually due to the presence of Gingerol.

Precaution

Some people can have mild side effects including heartburn, diarrhea, and general stomach discomfort. Some women have reported extra menstrual bleeding while taking ginger. Ginger oil is POSSIBLY SAFE when it is applied to the skin appropriately, short-term. It might cause irritation on the skin for some people.

Benefits

Relieves Stomach Issues

Ginger oil is often used for upset stomachs. It is one of the best remedies for indigestion, stomach ache, dyspepsia, colic, spasms, diarrhea, flatulence, and other stomach and bowel related problems.

Treats Food Poisoning

Ginger is an antiseptic and carminative substance. As a result, it can be used to treat food poisoning. It is also used for treating intestinal infections and bacterial dysentery.

Effective Against Nausea

Research has shown that ginger root and its oil are also effective against nausea, motion sickness, and vomiting. Use of ginger may also result in a reduction of pregnancy-related vomiting in women.

Protects Against Malaria

Ginger root and ginger oil are also effective against yellow fever and malaria.

Treats Respiratory disorders

Since ginger root and ginger oil are both good expectorants, they are effective in treating various respiratory problems such as cold, cough, flu, asthma, bronchitis and breathlessness.

Reduces Inflammation

The extract of ginger is often used in traditional medicine to reduce inflammation. Research has now proven that its anti-inflammatory properties can be attributed to the presence of a substance named Zingibain. It is analgesic in nature and reduces the pain caused by muscle aches, arthritis, rheumatic conditions, headaches, and migraines.

Treats Menstrual Issues

Irregular and painful menstrual discharges can be treated with ginger.

Strengthens Heart

In China, it is strongly believed that ginger boosts and strengthens your heart health. Many people use ginger oil as a measure to prevent as well as cure various heart conditions.

Lowers Stress

Ginger oil, being an essential oil, is stimulating and therefore relieves depression, mental stress, exhaustion, dizziness, restlessness, and anxiety.

Eliminates Impotency

Ginger is helpful for male health as well. Since ginger root and its oil is an aphrodisiac in nature, it is effective in eliminating impotency and preventing premature ejaculation.

Dissolves Kidney Stones

It is also believed that ginger root juice is able to dissolve kidney stones.

Hair Care

Ginger is useful for hair care as well. Ginger juice is useful in controlling dandruff.

Prevents Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, preliminary research on animals has shown that ginger may be useful in treating cancer.

Side effects

Pregnancy: Ginger is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth for medicinal uses during pregnancy. But using ginger during pregnancy is controversial. As with any medication given during pregnancy, it's important to weigh the benefit against the risk. Before using ginger during pregnancy, talk it over with your healthcare provider. Breastfeeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking ginger if you are breastfeeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use. Bleeding disorders: Taking ginger might increase your risk of bleeding. Diabetes: Ginger might increase your insulin levels and/or lower your blood sugar. As a result, your diabetes medications might need to be adjusted by your healthcare provider. Heart conditions: High doses of ginger might worsen some heart conditions.