THIS WEEK'S TUESDAY TIP OFF IS ... GINGER!!!
Updated: Jul 8, 2019
Newly sourced from Madagascar, dōTERRA Ginger essential oil is derived from the fresh rhizome of the ginger plant—the subterranean stalk of a plant that shoots out the root system.
A featured ingredient in many Asian dishes, Ginger has a hot, fragrant flavor when used as a kitchen spice. In Western tradition, Ginger is most often used in sweets— gingerbread and ginger snaps being two examples.
Internal use of Ginger is best known as a digestive aid and for helping to ease occasional indigestion and nausea.
Ginger essential oil can also be applied topically or inhaled for a soothing aroma.
Ginger is part of the plant family that includes turmeric and cardamom, both exceptionally beneficial to your health and wellness. It has a sweet, spicy, woody and warm scent. Ginger essential oil is a warming essential oil that works as an antiseptic, laxative, tonic and stimulant.
Of the 115 different chemical components found in ginger root, the therapeutic benefits come from gingerols, the oily resin from the root that acts as a highly potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Ginger essential oil is also made up of about 90 percent sesquiterpenes, which are defensive agents that have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
USES • During a long car ride, diffuse or place a drop of ginger in the palm of your hand and inhale. • Apply over lower abdomen for a soothing massage. • Use Ginger essential oil in your favorite sweet and savory dishes.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice. Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid. Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.
PRIMARY BENEFITS • May help support healthy digestion* • May help; reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion* • May help reduce occasional nausea*
Possible Side Effects & Interactions of Ginger Essential Oil
It’s rare to have side effects from ginger essential oil. In high doses, ginger oil may cause mild heartburn, diarrhea and irritation of the mouth.
Children over 2 may take ginger to treat nausea, stomach cramping and headaches, but ask your doctor first.
If you’re taking a blood thinner medication, talk to your doctor before taking ginger essential oil because it can increase the risk of bleeding. Don’t use ginger essential oil if you are on medications for diabetes because it may lower your blood sugar level. If you are on high blood pressure medications, don’t take ginger essential oil because it will also lower your blood pressure, which can make it too low.
Standard CAUTIONS APPLY: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
If you are interested in this or any other natural health product from doTERRA, contact me and I'd be happy to help you:).
To purchase doTERRA essential oils and/or other natural wellness products, just go to: https://www.mydoterra.com/michellemoses6/#/ and:
1. Select join and save
2. Choose wholesale customer (if you plan to be a customer only - you can upgrade later but we can chat about that) or wellness advocate if you want to build a business with doTERRA or refer your family and friends and earn some money back for doing so.
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4. Choose whichever starter kit you feel drawn to (my pick is the Home Essentials Kit + Fractionated Coconut oil as it has everything you need to get started, otherwise select the Introductory Enrolment Packet and add the individual oils you would like to start with).
Also: My Pick for Essential Oil Storage -in Live Well with Michelle colours of course;) - is this fun carrier case by Fuzebag. I have 3 and they fit in every shelf unit in my house from kitchen cupboards to the laundry room cubbies.