Oil of the Week
Ginger Essential Oil
After researching this little gem of an oil, I think it could be the Swiss Army Knives of Essential Oils that no kitchen or bathroom vanity should be without...
As noted in the Sixth Edition Essential Oils Desk Reference, Gingers historical data: "Traditionally Ginger was used to combat nausea." The medical properties: "Anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant (see caution below), digestive aid, anesthetic, expectorant, antifungal."
The Essential Oils desk reference also mentions such uses for Ginger as: "Rheumatism/arthritis, digestive disorders, respiratory infections/congestion, muscular aches/pains, nausea."
The fragrant influences are "gentle, stimulating, endowing physical energy, courage."
1 part essential oil and 1 part carrier oil then apply a few drops at location. Apply to Vita Flex points. It can be inhaled directly from the bottle, and also diffused. Lastly it can be taken as a dietary supplement.
Caution: "Anticoagulant properties can be enhanced when combined with Warfarin, aspirin, etc."
Essential Oils Desk Reference. U.S.A.: Life Science PUB. Print. pg. 107