Easing Joint Discomfort with Essential Oils
In Chinese medicine, ginger is one of the most used herbs because of its warming properties, which help to ease joint discomfort and inflammation. Ginger is most potent as an essential oil because it contains the highest levels of gingerol, which has powerful inflammation-cooling properties and numerous health benefits.
Ginger, when diffused or diluted with a carrier oil can help to ease nausea and motion sickness, improve circulation, ease chronic pain and respiratory issues. The emotional benefits of ginger is known to promote a sense of courage and self-confidence, which is why it's often referred to as the "oil of empowerment."
Aromatically, ginger essential oil is spicy and warming. This beneficial essential oil blends perfectly with citrus oils such as lemon, sweet orange and grapefruit.
Key uses for Ginger
Nausea and morning sickness: Diffuse 2 to 3 drops of ginger to ease nausea.
Digestion aid: Ginger is one of the best natural remedies for colic, indigestion and stomach aches. Mix 2 drops of ginger with 3 teaspoons of a carrier oil (jojoba, coconut etc.) and massage on your abdomen.
Relief of joint discomfort: A component of ginger essential oil, called zingibain, is responsible for the oil's inflammation-cooling properties. This component provides pain relief for muscle aches, joint issues, headaches and migraines.
Calming benefits: The warming quality of ginger oil can support feelings of courage, confidence and calm. Diffuse 3 to 5 drops of ginger with 3 drops of lemon essential oils.
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