Ginger Essential Oil: Its Health Benefits

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Ginger is a common spice and often used in the culinary world.

This herb is grown in the tropical climates, particularly Jamaica and the West Indies. However, Ginger has been around for centuries in India, Japan and China. Commonly used in Ayurvedic Medicine for all its amazing healing properties.

Ginger essential oil comes from steam distilling the rhizome. Ginger has the aroma of warm, pungent woody oil. If it smells straight from the bottle, the aroma has been known to be overpowering. Nonetheless, it gives a grounding effect when inhaled. With Ginger essential oil being very strong, make sure to use with caution.

An interesting fact about ginger is that it has been known to have aphrodisiac properties. So, women in West Africa use to make belts from the rhizome to arouse their partner’s sexual interest.

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