Ginger oil is extracted from the ginger rhizome after a distillation process. Like other essential oils, it’s very concentrated. Ginger oil has a distinct aroma that can be described as strong, warm, or spicy. As such, it’s often used for aromatherapy. Ginger oil can also be used in a variety of applications in the skin and hair. Ginger and ginger oil have also been used to help ease the following conditions: nausea arthritis digestive upset colds migraines.
Uses & Health Benefits:
- Studies have begun to investigate the anti-inflammatory effects of ginger oil. Although many of these studies have been in animals, the results could have implications for a variety of conditions.
- Inhaling the aroma from ginger oil has been used as a way to relieve nausea. Study results looking into this use have been mixed.
- Ginger oil or extract is sometimes included in shampoos or other hair products, as it’s believed to promote hair health and growth. But, little research has been performed on whether this is actually the case.
- More research is needed to explore and verify the benefit of topical use of ginger oil and its affect on things like inflammation and skin’s appearance.
- There’s lacking scientific evidence that ginger may slow the rate of hair loss. Taking ginger for your hair and scalp health may lead to improvements in appearance, but there’s little that can be done to slow down hair loss once it’s started.
- Reduce stress and anxiety.
- Relief headaches and migraines.
- Improve the sleep quality of women after childbirth.
- Store at safe and dry places.
- When applied to the skin: oil is POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the skin in medicinal amounts.
- It can sometimes cause irritation, although this is uncommon.
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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.