- During a long car ride, diffuse or place a drop of Ginger in the palm of your hand and inhale.
- Add a few drops to doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply over lower abdomen for a soothing massage.
- Use Ginger essential oil in your favorite sweet and savory dishes.
What Is Ginger Essential Oil Good For?
Hot, spicy, earthy, and sweet, Ginger is the world’s most widely cultivated spice and people have been enjoying its many benefits for over 5,000 years. A relative of cardamom and turmeric, ginger is native to Asia, where it’s popularly used as digestive tonic and a featured ingredient in curries, soups, and stir fries. Traditional Chinese health practices suggests ginger for its warming and stimulating effects, while Ayurvedic practices focus on ginger’s digestive benefits.
In ancient Greece, people ate thin slices of ginger wrapped in bread to aid digestion. In Europe, this idea evolved into grating the ginger rhizome into the bread dough, and gingerbread was born. During the Middle Ages, gingerbread guilds controlled the production of this valuable sweet, which was enjoyed for its flavor as well as its ability to support healthy digestion.*
Is Ginger Good for Digestion?
The primary constituent of ginger is Zingiberene, which has been researched for its ability to reduce bloating.* doTERRA Ginger essential oil is distilled from ginger plants that are grown and harvested in Madagascar. This oil delivers antioxidant protection and may help reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion.* Experimental research has shown that Ginger essential oil has beneficial digestive effects when taken internally.*
Ginger is an energizing essential oil that helps dispel fatigue and boredom. Add a drop in a smoothie recipe or diffuse during the mid-afternoon for a natural boost of concentration. To take Ginger oil internally, add one to two drops in a glass of water or in a Veggie Capsule. Ginger is also a favorite addition to recipes, and, in many cases, can be used in place of dried or fresh ginger.
How Do I Use Ginger Essential Oil?
The aroma of Ginger can help soothe the stomach. During a long car ride, diffuse Ginger in a car diffuser or place a drop of Ginger in the palm of your hand and inhale. For a soothing massage, dilute Ginger with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply over lower abdomen. Thanks to its many benefits, Ginger essential oil is included in a dozen doTERRA products, from blends like doTERRA Cheer®, Slim & Sassy®, and DigestZen® to supplements like Alpha CRS®+ and DigestZen TerraZyme®.