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Ginger for Self-Confidence: Aromatherapy How-To

Ginger for Self-Confidence: Aromatherapy How-To

The spicy ginger root has been used for centuries in foods, teas, and healing.

What you may not know is that it offers help for those of us who sometimes procrastinate or lack self-confidence and drive.

Here’s why ginger is an energy-boosting ally:

Ginger strengthens the yang energy of the Kidneys and the Will. Traditionally associated with the astrological planet Mars–a symbol of force and virility–this dynamic, fiery essence activates will-power, stimulates initiative, and restores determination. With a concomitant action on the Heart and the Mind, it can in addition help to boost confidence and morale, particularly in those with poor vitality.

Ginger oil is indicated for those who have clear plans and good intentions, but who lack the personal drive and optimism to manifest initiative and take real or immediate action. Ginger oil is the ideal catalyst of the Will, invoking and enhancing their vital fire. Tapping this, the source of all action, ginger can restore the exhilaration of achievement.

Ginger Tea
Thinly slice several rounds of fresh ginger root and place them in a teacup. Drizzle with one teaspoon of honey, then cover with boiling water and steep for 5 minutes or longer. You may want to eat the roots after you’ve finished drinking the tea.

Ginger Bath
Sprinkle 5 drops essential oil of ginger in a tub filled with warm water. Soak for several minutes to absorb the benefits of ginger.

Read more: Spirit, Natural Remedies, Self-Help

Adapted from Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, by Gabriel Mojay (Inner Traditions, 1997). Copyright (c) 1997 by Gabriel Mojay. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, by Gabriel Mojay (Inner Traditions, 1997).

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9:38PM PDT on May 4, 2013

thanks for sharing

1:23AM PDT on May 4, 2013

Thank you

10:38AM PDT on May 3, 2013


6:45AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

I'd better get off and grab some ginger then! Or maybe I'll wait a while!! Seriously, though, thanks for the post!

1:55AM PST on Mar 10, 2013

Thank you :)

1:16AM PST on Mar 10, 2013

Perfect. I've always loved gingerbeer. Guess my body knew I needed it all along.

8:08PM PST on Mar 9, 2013

Delightful, there is nothing quite like ginger! So very versatile!

10:56AM PST on Mar 9, 2013

Self confidence breeds from within and no vegetable,fruit or root is gonna give it to you!!!

5:14AM PST on Mar 9, 2013


4:01AM PST on Mar 9, 2013

Thanks. I love making my Nan's Ginger Cake.

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