Ginger oil is one of the best oils out there because it is so versatile. Part of the reason ginger is commonly used as a spice in Asian cuisines is because it has many health benefits.
1. Soothes Stomach Issues
Ginger helps with indigestion, gas, stomach aches, and many other stomach problems. If your stomach is bothering you, try some ginger tea to relieve your symptoms.
2. Reduces Nausea
To take advantage of gingers anti-nausea properties, you can use it in one of two ways. Ginger is effective at reducing nausea when used in aromatherapy. If you prefer to consume the ginger oil, you can also put a few drops in water. Ginger also helps with motion sickness, so slip a bottle of ginger oil into your purse. If you’re going on vacation, don’t forget to pack some ginger. It’s perfect to bring on long road trips, planes, and cruises to ease motion sickness. Also, read our vacation workouts blog to keep yourself active while away!
3. Help with Respiratory Issues
The next time you get sick you might want to hold off on reaching for the cough medicine. Ginger helps with cold, cough, flu, bronchitis, and breathlessness. Ginger oil is a natural expectorant, so it loosens the mucus blocking your air passages.
4. Reduces Inflammation
Ginger has been used in traditional medicine to reduce inflammation and can even be used to lessen the pain from menstrual cramps. A study performed at the University of Georgia tested ginger’s effectiveness in reducing exercise-related menstrual pain. The researchers found that the 74 volunteers had 25 percent less pain after consuming ginger. They also found that it doesn’t matter whether the ginger is heated or left raw.
5. May Prevent Cancer
Ginger is high in antioxidants, specifically gingerol and paradol, that may prevent cancer. Preliminary research suggests that ginger may reduce the risk of ovarian, skin, breast, and prostate cancers.
If you don’t have ginger oil in your house yet, most of ginger oil’s beneficial properties are also found in raw ginger. Either way you are definitely going to want to add ginger to your diet. If you’d like to purchase ginger oil, visit my store!