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Essential Oil Spotlight - 16 Ways Ginger Can Help You!

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a rhizome (root) oil, the is steam distilled, with a top-middle note that has a lemony, spicy, woody with a slight balsamic scent. It is considered to have an external secretory structure. Meaning, in order to smell it, you have to cut it open.

According to "It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual pseudostems (false stems made of the rolled bases of leaves) about a meter tall bearing narrow leaf blades. The inflorescences bear pale yellow with purple flowers and arise directly from the rhizome on separate shoots. Ginger is in the family Zingiberaceae, to which also belong turmeric (Curcuma longa), cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), and galangal."

According to, in a study dated, March 31, 2016, The Effectiveness of Ginger in the Prevention of Nausea and Vomiting during Pregnancy and Chemotherapy "The best available evidence demonstrates that ginger is an effective and inexpensive treatment for nausea and vomiting and is safe."

An article from University of Maryland Medical Center, titled Ginger, states "(Ginger) It has been used to help treat the common cold, flu-like symptoms, headaches, and painful menstrual periods. Ginger has also been used to help treat arthritis, colic, diarrhea, and heart conditions. Preliminary studies suggest that ginger may lower cholesterol and help prevent blood from clotting. That can help treat heart disease where blood vessels can become blocked and lead to heart attack or stroke. Other studies suggest that ginger may help improve blood sugar control among people with type 2 diabetes. More research is needed to determine whether ginger is safe or effective for heart disease and diabetes."

In an article published on June 4, 2016, on the site, titled, Anti-Inflammatory Effects of the Essential Oils of Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) in Experimental Rheumatoid Arthritis, "The joint protective effects of essential oils derived from ginger, which modestly (38%) inhibited chronic joint inflammation."

As you can see ginger is a wonderful oil for digestive issues, nausea, and pain and heart issues. It can also help with other things listed below.



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· respiratory system support

· localized discomfort relief

· tenderness and soreness

· adrenal system support

· perspiration

· skin support

· elimination system support

· immune system support

· warming

Paired Crystals:

If you wanted to pair crystals with this lovely oil, ruby, rhodochrosite, rhodonite, garnet, carnelian, orange calcite are all excellent choices. Wear them as a necklace or bracelet, carry in a pouch, or just have in your pocket.

Blends well with:

All Citrus', Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Cypress, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemongrass, Rose, Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang


Diffuse, massage, topical


Always use diluted! *1

Please dilute accordingly. ​In 1 ounce of carrier oil:

  • 0.5% (1/2 percent) - 1 years old to 3 years old (2-3 drops)

  • 1% - 6 years old to 10 years old (5-6 drops)

  • 2% - 10 years to adult (10-12 drops)

  • 3% - 4% adult bad cold, infection, acute pain (18-24 drops)

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Caution: The material on this page is not meant to take the place of diagnosis and treatment by a qualified medical practitioner. Since the actual use of this product by others is beyond our control, no expressed or implied guarantee as to the effects of their use can be given nor liability taken. Use at your own discretion. Any application of the recommendations is at the user’s risk. Sweet Willow Spirit, LLC disclaims any liability arising directly or indirectly from the use of this information and assumes no responsibility for any actions taken. This should not be used in place of traditional therapies but solely as a complementary means for bringing well-being. The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made as to any medicinal value of any oil or healing modality.

*1 Tisserand and Young; Essential Oil Safety A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Second Edition. New York: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014. Print

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