Ginger originated in Southeast Asia and rapidly spread throughout the world. It was most likely brought to Europe between the 10th and 15th century as a condiment and spice. The rhizome, or root of the plant is used in traditional medicine and for cooking. Ginger can be used fresh, dry, powdered, juiced or as an essential oil. It’s oils have various chemical constituents including the following: a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, 1,8-cineole, linalool, borneol, y-terpineol, nerol, neral, geraniol, geranial, geranyl acetate, b-bisabolene and zingiberene. Ginger can be used in a plenitude of ways. It may heal fractures, rheumatism, arthritis, bruising, carbuncles, nausea, travel, sea sickness, colds and flu, catarrh, congestion, coughs, sinusitis, sores on the skin, sore throat, diarrhea, colic, cramps, chills and fever. The therapeutic properties of ginger essential oil are analgesic, anti-emetic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, and anti-microbial. Ginger is an excellent digestive herb, aiding in the digestion, assimilation and absorption of the food we eat. It contains the bioactive compound, gingerol, which has powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties for the body, mind and skin. Try in our Kapha- revitalizing body oil, Chai Blend- a tea for balancing kapha, Hydrate Blend- a tea for balancing vata, Bliss Blend – a balancing tridoshic tea & Vata Toner – for dry skin.
by admin / Monday, 28 November 2016 / Published in