Posted on July 15, 2018 by Chad Pegura | 52 comments
Did you know the spice that is known as ginger actually gets its start underground? Ginger comes from the root of the ginger plant, and though it isn’t much to look at, it has many uses beyond spicing up a meal or making all-natural ginger ale.
Popular in Chinese and Asian cuisine, it is believed that ginger first came into use for its tenderizing properties that softened the meat in a dish before cooking. This made the meat easier to digest and gave it a wonderfully spiced flavor. Ginger was also used as a preservative to keep food from spoiling. Today, ginger is still a popular ingredient in meat marinades and dressings. Though ginger root has its origins in India and China, it is now commonly found and used all over the world.
Sweet ginger essential oil is made when the fibrous root is steam distilled, producing a concentrated essential oil. There are many benefits and uses of sweet ginger essential oil that go beyond the kitchen. With its strong and warm aroma, it’s perfectly suited as an addition to your nebulizing essential oil diffuser to bring a sweet and comforting scent and a sense of balance to the home.
Sweet ginger is a base oil, meaning that it holds its properties longer than other essential oils; this makes it excellent to mix in the nebulizing diffuser with other warm oils that have middle and top notes, such as sweet orange or Ylang Ylang.
Sweet ginger essential oil is warm, soothing, and comforting. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, can be used as a stimulant, and is well-known for its anti-nausea compounds. This is why are so many benefits and uses of sweet ginger essential oil to improve health, well-being, and even quality of life.
The top benefits and uses of sweet ginger essential oil include: