GINGER. Essential oil.
GINGER. Essential oil.
The ginger, whose scientific name corresponds to Zingiber OfficinaleIt is a plant appreciated for its medicinal and culinary uses. The most used part of the Kion, as it is also known in Peru, it is the rhizome, an underground stem that grows in a hOrizontal and is used to prepare tea and season meals from cubes, zest or oil.
On the other hand, its most widespread therapeutic uses include treating digestive problems,Relieve arthritis pain and eliminate nausea caused by dizziness And pregnancy. We show you other ways in which ginger and its oil can contribute to your health.
What is ginger oil?
Ginger oil is a fatty liquid that is obtained fromSubmit the rhizome of the plant of the same name to a distillation process. In general, it is a concentrated oil, yellow and whose aroma is characterized by being strong and spicy. Its uses cover medical and cosmetological industries.
What benefits does ginger oil have?
Although many of the benefits attributed to ginger oil are due to anecdotal evidence, there are also research that certifies the ways in which health can improve. Let's look at some.
1. Natural anti -inflammatory
Astudy published inJournal of Oleo Science He showed thatGinger oil has anti -inflammatory properties, capable of preventing changes inrenal function that are associated with inflammation. Similarly, it could protect the rodents intoxicated with cadmium.
Finally, anotherResearch published in the magazineJournal of Medicinal Food He suggested that add ginger oil extract to the diet of rodents with obesitycan avoid weight gain and reduce inflammation markers.
However, it is necessary to consider that human investigations are still required to certify the anti -inflammatory effects of ginger essential oil.
2. Relieve nausea
According to traditional medicine, Inhale ginger oil steam can remove nausea. Let's see what science says about it.
Astudy published inJournal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine It was proposed to evaluate the effectiveness of this oil against the postoperative nausea. In the results, the participants said they have lower levels of vomiting than those that consumed a placebo.
On the other hand, astudy published inBMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine He showed contradictory results. This research compared the levels of postoperative nausea in children who inhaled a mixture of oils (including ginger) or a placebo and no differences were evidenced.
3. Skin and joint care
According to astudy published inJournal of Cosmetic Science, ginger oil acts as a powerful antioxidant who, when combined with cream and other essential oilscan reduce skin roughness.
For its part, aRodent research published inPhytotherapy Research He showed that the daily application of ginger oil, combined with other essential oils, may decrease the severity and inflammation of arthritis. However, more studies are still needed in humans.
Other benefits of ginger oil
Other advantages linked to ginger oil include the following:
- Natural Aphrodisiac: According to astudy published inJundishapur Journal of Natural Pharmaceutical Products, ginger oil acts as a natural aphrodisiac and a remedy forerectile dysfunction.
- Reduce anxiety: For Ayurvedic medicine, ginger oil is effective in treating emotional problems such asfear, abandonment and lack of trust. On the other hand, astudy published inBioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry He showed that he can relieve anxiety.
- Treat stomach discomfort and other digestive problems: Popular medicine considers ginger essential oil as one of the best natural remedies for indigestion, diarrhea andColic.
- Promote hair growth: Traditionally, ginger oil has been used in shampoos and other products due to its effects assumed in hair growth. However, I knowhe found That one of its active ingredients, 6-gingerol, would suppress hair growth in animals.
How can ginger oil be used?
In the kitchen,Ginger oil serves to aromatize, flavor and enrich food. Since it must be used in a few quantities due to its invasive nature, the recommendation is to combine it with others (such as the extra virgin olive).
To obtain the benefits of this oil through aromatherapyYou can use a diffuser or aerosol, as well as perform steam inhalations. With the diffuser you just have to follow the instructions of the model you have. Keep in mind that there will be cases in which it will be necessary to dilute the oil in a little water.
Now, to make steam inhalations it is recommended to follow these steps:
- Heat water until it is smoking and wander it in a container.
- Add 1 or 2 drops of ginger oil.
- Place a towel on your head.
- Close your eyes,Place your head on the container and inhale deeply.
If you are going to apply ginger oil on your skin,You should always dilute it with a carrier oil. Some oils that fulfill this function are almonds, coconut, jojoba and avocado.
Side effects and precautions
Ginger oil is considered safe and with few side effects. In addition, you must keep in mind that many of these are caused by ignorance, as is the case of applying the oil on the skin without diluting. It is also advisable to try a small amount before.
On the other hand, high doses of this oil can generate acidity, diarrhea and irritation in the mouth. Pregnant and infant women cannot consume it without consulting a doctor. The pregnant women, especially, cannot take more than 1 gram a day.
Children over 2 can take itTo relieve nausea, spasms and headaches. However, it is also necessary to consult with a specialist.
People medicated with ta anticoagulantsmpoco must ingest it without professional supervision, since it increases the risk of bleeding. Something similar occurs with diabetics and hypertensive, since a combination between medicines and oil can lower blood sugar levels too much and blood pressure.
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How to use?
How to use?
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Serums with oils can only be applied at night.
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