Gingers’ Therapeutic Value

Working in a health system that treats the mind, body and spirit of a patient is an advantage for learning about remedies that do not need a prescription. Aromatherapy plays an important role in our hospital unit for easing an array of symptoms.

The ginger herb was one of the earliest traded spices from Asia to Europe during the middle ages.  Today, ginger continues to offer a versatile solution for digestion, nausea, muscle aches,and pain.

Ginger is a popular choice for the patient that is experiencing nausea. Ginger tea or ginger ale works well for nausea.  In addition, you can eat a little candied ginger or have a few ginger snaps.  From an aromatherapy perspective, a few drops of ginger oil, in a handkerchief, can help with nausea, travel sickness, and overall indigestion.

Essential ginger oil can be put in a diffuser or burner to help relieve cold and flu symptoms.  Taking a bath at night is always a great way to relax and relieve stress.  You may want to add a few drops in the bath tub to help with muscle and joint aches due to arthritis.  Our aromatherapist suggests that ginger should be added in a base oil or lotion to help with inflammation from arthritis and rheumatism.

How to purchase Essential Oils

It is important to purchase your essential oils from a reputable store or online vendor.  Poor quality essential oils can lack the important therapeutic properties.  At Essential 3, three Clinical Aromatherapists are on staff specializing in all aspects of self care and wellness.  The goal of Essential 3 is to offer therapeutic essential oils at affordable prices.

Ginger 10ml $31.37

 
 
 

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