Wellness Warrior Herbal Medicines & Essential Oils
Aromatic │ Topical │ Internal │ Oral │Children
Ginger, Zingiber officinale
Ginger is a wonderful essential used mostly for digestive complaints, to ease motion sickness, and to improve flavoring in recipes. This product is available in a 15 mL amber glass Euro bottle.
All Wellness Warrior essential oils are organic.
Commonly used to treat abdominal issues related to gas, indigestion, upset stomach, and nausea associated with motion sickness and vertigo. Ginger has been used safely in pregnancy and is recommended to ease nausea and vomiting (please see caution notes below). One study showed more than 60% of women found relief from painful menstrual periods while using ginger.
There is strong evidence showing ginger to be effective for:
- Blood clotting (to prevent clotting)
- Blood sugar control
- High cholesterol
- Osteoarthritis pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis pain
Used aromatically, or applied topically, ginger is present in our propriety blend, Tension Release.
Analgesic, anti-nausea, antiseptic, appetite suppressant, carminative (relieves flatulence/gas), digestive, stomachic, and is stimulating.
HOW TO USE:
Aromatic – Add 3-4 drops of oil to distilled water and diffuse; inhale directly by cupping your hands around an open bottle and breathe in deeply through your nose.
Topical – Directly apply 1-3 drops of oil to the area of concern, in the belly button for digestive complaints. To relieve nausea, vertigo, or motion sickness, use on the wrists, behind the ears, or on reflex points (this oil can be applied “neat” with no dilution, or dilute using a carrier oil for people with sensitive skin). For nausea and motion sickness, consider our signature blend QueezEase, available in a 15 mL standard euro bottle.
Internal – Place 1-4 drops in a capsule and drink with a full glass of water, or add a few drops as a flavoring in cooking.
Oral - Using your finger, apply oil directly to the area of concern in the mouth.
Children – Safe for children with proper dilution.
For people with sensitive skin, Wellness Warrior suggests diluting essential oils with a vegetable-based carrier oil, such as raw coconut or jojoba oil. As with all oils, we recommend using this oil with caution in children under the age of six and by pregnant women. General doses should be less than 5 g/day.
Ginger essential oil has been used safely in pregnancy and is recommended to ease nausea and vomiting, however, it is critical to use this oil with caution. Do not use the herb in doses greater than 1500 mg, as there's reason to believe that large doses of ginger may contribute to miscarriage. To err on the safe side, using ginger as you would normally to enhance meals and a few drops of the essential oil to decrease nausea should present no problem at all. Please seek the advice of a trusted healthcare provider educated in the use of ginger during pregnancy if you have further concerns.
Ginger is an anticoagulant (stops blood from clotting). Caution should be used in people who take blood-thinning medications.