Essential Oil Spotlight: Ginger

From the doTERRA Living magazine


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Ginger

For thousands of years, the ginger root has been one of the world’s most valued spices, and continues today as one of the most popular herbs for traditional use. Ginger was viewed anciently by the Chinese to be a gift from god, and has been widely cultivated around the world because of its economic importance and health-related benefits. Although you have probably used ginger in the kitchen to spice up your favorite Asian dish, this herb is much more than a flavor enhancer. Aside from its warm, fresh, and spicy aroma, this world-wide celebrated oil delivers a wide range of benefits from a variety of uses. Essential oil distilled from the fresh ginger root may promote overall digestive health, reduce occasional nausea.*

How to Use

Aromatically

• Place a drop in your hand and inhale during a long ride in the car or on windy roads

• Diffuse to create an effect that is warming, energizing, and revitalizing

• Diffuse to fill the air with a fragrance that is earthy, fresh, and cleansing

Topically

• Apply over lower abdomen or bottom of the feet for a soothing massage

Internally

• Dilute in water to help soothe digestive discomfort*

• Spice up your meal by adding a drop to enhance flavor 

Interesting Fact

Ginger’s genus name, Zingiber, is derived from the Greek zingiberis, which in turn, came from the Sanskrit sringabera, meaning “horn shaped.”

Distillation Method: Steam

Sourcing Origin: Madagascar

Plant Part: Fresh Root

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