Ginger Root Oil

Ginger Root Oil

What is Ginger Root Oil?

Ginger is used around the world as an aromatic, earthy spice and cooking ingredient. But ginger root is just as popular as a natural herbal medicinal in many traditional medical systems, like Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, and Western herbalism. Ginger root oil is the extracted oil of the ginger rhizome that has many medicinal uses.

Benefits of Ginger Root Oil

  • Reduces inflammation
    Ginger is considered an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant herb. A 2016 study showed that ginger root oil is a powerful remedy against inflammation-triggered pain conditions, especially joint pain and rheumatoid arthritis. The presence of compounds like gingerols, shogaol, and paradols may also help reduce cellular damage and protect against various cancers.

  • Alleviates muscle pain
    Because of ginger root oil’s ability to reduce inflammation and increase blood circulation, it is useful in reducing exercise-induced muscle pain and soreness. Studies show that ginger has a natural analgesic effect, likely due to its ability to inhibit pain-causing prostaglandins.

  • Supports healthy respiration
    Ginger root oil is considered an expectorant that can help ease respiratory issues like cough, sore throat, and asthma. Compounds in the ginger plant signal to the body to increase lubrication in the throat area which soothes irritation. This process also removes mucus from the throat and lungs and is a known remedy for colds, the flu, asthma, and shortness of breath.

  • Relieves nausea
    Ginger root is a common folk remedy for bellyaches. Studies show ginger is a safe and effective remedy for nausea due to morning sickness, postoperative nausea, chemotherapy-induced nausea, food poisoning, overeating, and general upset stomachs. 

What is Ginger Root Oil Used For?

Ginger root oil is a versatile essential oil with a wide range of uses from cooking and flavoring to aromatherapy and wellness. It can be consumed internally, diffused aromatically or applied topically, depending on the desired benefits. It is most commonly used to relieve muscle and joint pain, stop nausea, and improve respiratory health.

Ginger root oil is used as an active ingredient in our Unstoppable Sports Recovery Gel to help you overcome muscle soreness and joint pain. 

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