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Secrets of Ginger

Secrets of Ginger

Ginger is one of the most highly valued spices in the world, renowned not only for the spicy flavor it gives to food–including holiday gingerbread!–but for its healing properties. The ancient Greeks used it to counteract the effects of poison, and traditional Chinese medicine recommends it for a vast array of ailments from respiratory issues to toothache. Today, healers rely on ginger to combat digestive and joint complaints, ease mood swings, and help to boost the libido.

Find out how ginger can help you to have happier holidays, here:

To re-energize body and soul
This simple technique eases mood swings, helps shake off a tendency to procrastinate, and alleviates general feelings of disconnection:

Place 2-3 drops of pure essential oil of ginger in a diffuser, or place on a cotton ball and inhale 2 to 3 times.

For joint complaints, muscle pain, and backache
Use 2-3 drops of pure essential oil of ginger into 1 ounce of carrier oil and massage into affected area. Or use 2-3 drops in a hot or cold compress on affected area.

For sinus problems, sore throat, or as a decongestant
Use 2-3 drops of essential oil of ginger as a steam inhalation.

To revitalize the libido:
Use 2-3 drops essential oil of ginger in 1 ounce of carrier oil and use as a massage, or diffuse 2-3 drops into the air.

Read more: Health, Diet & Nutrition, Natural Remedies

Adapted from Aromatherapy for Everyone, by PJ Pierson and Mary Shipley (Vital Health Publishing, 2004). Copyright (c) 2004 by PJ Pierson and Mary Shipley. Reprinted by permission of Vital Health Publishing.
Adapted from Aromatherapy for Everyone, by PJ Pierson and Mary Shipley (Vital Health Publishing, 2004).

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5:07PM PDT on Jun 26, 2013

Also excellent for sore throat is ginger tea.

12:37PM PDT on Jun 23, 2013

No thanks, I'll pass on the ginger

12:32PM PDT on Jun 23, 2013

dont like the taste of ginger, but I'll try to eat more of it; could add it to my kimchi

6:37AM PST on Jan 12, 2013

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

5:23AM PDT on Oct 25, 2012

New info for me. Thank you.

5:13PM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

Ginger is good for health. I drink "ginger water". Thanks.

4:07PM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

Thanks for the article.

1:15PM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

I apparently need to eat more ginger!! ;-)

4:31AM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

We make ginger tea from the root. Guess it's doing good for us--we just like the taste!

7:42AM PDT on Jun 10, 2012

thanks for article..

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