Ginger Essential Oil
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GC/MS Key Constituents:
alpha zingiberene 28.67%
AR curcumene 5.97%
Plant Origin: Madagascar
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from the root (organic, but not certified).
Selah oil blends that contain Ginger essential oil:
Used in a blend recommended for infant colic (Schnaubelt, 149).
Ginger has antioxidant, apoptotic and anti-inflammatory properties (Schnaubelt, 162).
Ginger prevents intestinal gas formation, stimulates the digestive functions of the stomach, suppresses coughs, and has an expectorant action on the bronchi and lungs (Schnaubelt, 167).
Reduces fever while promoting perspiration (Schnaubelt, 167).
Ginger can help reduce the risk of blood clots (Schnaubelt, 168).
In China, ginger root is classically given to new mothers following the birth of their children.Although it is often used topically in the treatment of chronic pain, inhaled essential oil of ginger is a very effective remedy for nausea and is particularly suitable for pregnancy (Buckle, 210).
Tones the digestive system, stimulates the production of gastric juices, increases appetite, aids digestion, relieves cramps and spasms in the intestines and uterus, ease diarrhea, colic, flatulence, calms morning sickness, travel sickness, pain reliever, arthritis, rheumatism, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, sprains, strains, catarrh, colds, coughs, fever, influenza, sinusitis, sore throat, sexually arousing (Purchon, 62).
Rheumatism, arthritis, muscular pain and fatigue can be eased by hot compresses or massage using Ginger diluted to 1% or 1.5% only since, as you may well imagine, it is a rubefacient and high concentrations will irritate the skin (Davis, 132).
Appetite, constipation, deodorant, depression, digestive system, emotional effects, morning sickness, pain relief, muscle pain (Price).
Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, arthritis, circulatory health, cold, cough, cramping, decongestant, depression, diarrhea, diuretic, expectorant, fever, flu, laxative, libido, morning sickness, motion sickness, muscle pain, muscle stiffness, nausea, seasonal affective disorder (Althea Press, 335).
Rheumatism, muscular aches and pains, sprains, broken bones, colds, nausea, diarrhea, alcoholism, digestive disorders (Worwood, 401).
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Topical: Apply diluted to bottoms of feet or directly on area of concern.
Ok for babies and children with proper dilution.
Pregnancy and lactation safe with extra dilution.
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Inhalation: Diffuse or rub a drop on palms and inhale.
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA
Internal: Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (Schnaubelt 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oils inside your ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Higley, Connie & Alan. Reference Guide for Essential Oils (2012).
Tisserand, Robert. Essential Oil Safety, Second Ed. (2014).
Althea Press. Essential oils, Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing (2015).
Worwood, Valerie. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy (1991).
Buckle, Jane. Clinical Aromatherapy Essential Oils in Practice (2003).
Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z (2000).
Price, Len & Shirley. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals (2012).
Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Handbook for Everyday Wellness (2014).
Schnaubelt, PhD., Kurt. The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils (2011).
Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy (1995), p. 96.
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