Ginger oil is very beneficial, but, instead of buying the extract, you might consider making one on your own. If you apply it topically, it will relieve pain and boost the circulation. When used in food, it can help treat digestive issues, nausea, diarrhea and morning sickness.
If you need some energy boosting, we suggest you inhale 2-3 drops in a diffuser. Inhaling via diffuser is also effective in the cases of sore throat and sinus problems. For diarrhea and gas issues, apply a drop on your abdomen and massage gently. To get rid of pain, it is best to put several drops in a hot bath
In order to relieve arthritis, rheumatism or other types of bones and muscles pain, mix 2-3 drops in one ounce of a carrier oil and use for massage.
Ginger oil is also recommended in the following cases:
Chronic Disease: According to studies, taking 2-4 grams of ginger on a daily basis can prevent various chronic diseases.
Food Poisoning: Ginger oil is antiseptic, thus works great against food poisoning, intestinal infections and bacterial dysentery. Heart Ailments: The regular usage of ginger oil can reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis, blood clots and lower the bad cholesterol levels in the blood. People who consume ginger regularly, can reduce their risk of coronary heart disease by 13%
Hypertension: Ginger can decrease blood pressure and reduce the risk of hypertension.
Malaria And Yellow Fever: Ginger oil is effective against Anopheles culicifacies mosquitoes, which are the main cause of malaria.
Respiratory Problems: Successfully treats coughs, bronchitis, breathlessness, flu, and asthma.
How to make Ginger Oil
1½ c olive oil
Pour some water over a cup of fresh ginger (do not peel off the skin) and let it dry for several hours. Put some olive oil into an oven-safe bowl. Chop and shred the ginger and add it to the olive oil. Put the mixture in the oven and let it simmer under low heat (150 degrees Fahrenheit) for 2 hours. Afterward, pour everything through an unbleached cheese cloth in order to filter it. Squeeze the oil from the cloth and move the ginger oil into bottles. Keep it in a cool and dry place so it can serve you well for about half a year.
Note: People with sensitive skin should do a patch test before using ginger oil. Generally, it is good to dilute the oil in other carriers, like frankincense, sandalwood or bergamot. Ginger oil is much safer for usage in weaker concentrations.
Do not apply on the skin areas which will be exposed to sun within 24 hours after application, because ginger oil is sometimes photo-toxic. Young children should not use it at all, and pregnant women should go for a prior consulting with a medical expert. Do not use if you are ginger root sensitive. If you are taking any medications while using it, consult with your doctor.
Nausea, heartburn, mouth sores, and skin rashes.