Ginger Essential Oil
Ginger finds its roots in India and as an aromatic spice, it boasts of the following health benefits –
Hair Growth -
Ginger Essential Oil’s anti-septic and anti-microbial properties combat fungi plaguing the scalp. Fungi is responsible for production of dandruff which causes the scalp to flake. It blocks the skin pores, thus inhibiting natural hair growth. Ginger cleanses the skin of dandruff, strengthens hair follicles to boost wholesome growth. It also makes hair stronger, shinier and helps delay premature hair loss.
Skin Care -
Gingerol, an active compound found in Ginger, acts as a natural anti-oxidant and helps ward off damage-causing free radicals. Pollutants accumulate on the skin and hinder blood circulation in the body. This can lead to cellular metastasis and generate cancerous cells in the system. Ginger protects the body by cleansing the skin and keeping it porous for better oxygenation. This helps tackle complicated skin disorders as well as dark spots, blemishes and scars. Its anti-inflammatory nature fights acne causing bacteria and premature wrinkles.
Better Digestion -
Ginger Oil is hot by nature. When ingested with food, it boosts the entire digestive tract and aids free mobility of food in the intestine and colon. This not only reduces gas and spasms but also peps up appetite along with effective absorption of food nutrients. It is also used in treating kidney stones.
Respiratory Relief -
Ginger Essential Oils are believed to alleviate breathing problems. It helps decongest the lungs and is used in the treatment of chronic cold & flu, asthma and bronchitis. Since centuries, a lukewarm concoction of honey and ginger has been effective in relieving nasal irritation.
Cardiovascular Health -
Ginger Oil helps reduce cholesterol level, thus reducing risk of constriction of blood vessels. Most heart ailments are caused due to improper flow of blood to the heart. Hence, Ginger helps curb blood vessel blockage and decreases the possibility of heart attacks and strokes.
Alleviates Nausea -
Those long road trips end up making you feel sick? Ginger Oil is believed to reduce nausea and stomach giddiness to keep travel sickness at bay. Its powerful scent is also used to release mental anxiety and stress. It has been proven to be an effective anti-depressant.
Weight Loss -
Drinking a glass of warm water mixed with a few drops of Ginger Oil after a meal boosts body metabolism and helps one burn calories and fat faster. This also reduces indigestion and gas.