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GINGER  Zingberaceae officinale



Wellness Uses

Cold and Flu Season

Health Concerns

Cold and Flu
Menstrual Problems
Motion Sickness
Muscle Pain
Sore Throat
Stomach Ache
Throat Infection



About Oil

Has been used for nausea due to morning sickness, motion sickness, chemotherapy, and general anesthesia. Ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties help some varieties of migraine headaches and arthritis.  Some use to help with high cholesterol. Also used as an expectorant, stomach ache, chest pain, and back pain. And for the common cold and to lessen the effects of viral flu on onset. Apply to help rheumatism. Some find relief of sore throats and coughs.  (...) Ginger is of the botanical family Zingiberaceae, grown in Sri Lanka and made from the fresh root of this plant.

Typical Applications

Mix 3-5 drops with water or juice, then drink (2-3) times per day to aid motion sickness or nausea.  Ginger can be applied topically for nausea or stomach issues.  Apply to the stomach, lower back, and behind the ears.  Apply to the feet of children or use with a carrier.  Apply topically for chest, back pain, cold, or flu symptoms.  Diffusing, cup and inhale, or a tissue cup lessen nausea or motion sickness.  Apply directly to originating areas of migraine or headache immediately upon onset.  Gargle or drink 1-2 drops in water or juice for sore throat. 

Precautions Use with care during pregnacy.  May react to sunlight or UV rays.  When using photosensitizing oil, wait a minimum of six hours before exposing skin to UV rays.  The stronger and more lengthy the UV ray, the longer the wait should be.



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