Ginger oil falls under the category of traditional folk remedies and handed down folk lore. This herbal oil was made by slowly warming fresh ginger root in olive oil for hours until the green olive oil becomes a golden tint in color, full of the spicy bite of warming ginger.
Studies have found that ginger mimics nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS). By curbing pain-causing chemicals that are part of the body's inflammatory response, ginger is one of those passed down home remedies for joint pain and muscle stiffness.
Ginger is well-known for its anti-inflammatory properties. One of nature's richest sources of proteolytic enzymes, ginger has the ability to chemically break down protein. These enzymes have a role in helping to control autoimmune conditions by reducing blood levels of compounds known as immune complexes. High levels of immune complexes activate the immune system to attack the body itself, which leads to tissue damage.
Known as one of the "hot" herbs, ginger root helps to bring blood to the surface of the skin. By increasing circulation, ginger's warming qualities help to decrease muscle soreness and stiffness.
Feel relief from the symptoms of poor circulation, such as fatigue and swelling ankles and feet.
Hot herbs are used to treat conditions involving cold, including the cold fingers caused by Raynaud's. Raynaud's is a very annoying condition in which the constriction of the blood vessels in areas such as fingers and toes are exaggerated.
By helping to normalize blood flow all over the body, including the fingers and toes, ginger offers some relief to these spasms.
Treat your feet before heading out into cold weather. Rub some ginger oil into your feet before putting on your boots. The warming properties will boost blood flow to your toes and ward off the numbing cold.
Essential oils ginger, sweet marjoram and rosemary are added to further enhance this oil blend. All help increase circulation and getting good blood flow to those cold fingers and toes.
Prior to and following an exercise routine, warm up your muscles by giving them a good rub down with ginger oil.
Use as a massage oil as a reflexology oil. The sensitive skin and tissues of the feet contain many nerves and blood vessels that readily absorb the healing effects of herbal oils and carry them throughout the body. Warm up your toes as ginger's warming qualities relax your entire body.
Fall in love with the relief ginger oil can bring to an aching back. The push and pull strokes of a good kneading massage can do wonders for to relax tight muscles and break up those pressure points.
Use as a bath oil to soak away fatigue, stiffness and restore energy.
Enjoy ginger root, one of the herbs safely used for generations to offer a sense of warm comfort.
Please be aware that I am making no claims that this oil blend is a cure for any medical condition. It is a result of information gathered on the benefits of various plants and home remedies. It has not been tested by the FDA therefore has no studies attached to its use, only feedback from people who have tried it. I have no way of predicting how individual cases will react to use of this oil blend, so please apply to a test spot before regular use. Please read the ingredient list and be aware of known allergies.
Ginger root massage oil comes in a 4 oz. glass amber bottle with a dropper type top.
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