Benefits of Ginger Essential Oil

Benefits of Ginger Essential Oil

Hey, guys, Dr. Axe here, founder of
and doctor of natural medicine. In today’s video, I’m going to be going over
ginger essential oil, all of its benefits, how to use it on a daily basis, and we’ll
be talking about . . . I’m going to be actually showing you some of the actually exact products. Now, this is actually a ginger essential oil
here and this is something called Ginger CO2 Extract which is similar to essential oil
but actually has even more compounds. This is what I recommend mostly for internal
use as well. But let’s go and dive in and talk about ginger
essential oil. Ginger has been used for thousands of years
both in Ayurvedic medicine and Chinese medicine. The greatest benefits of ginger comes from
its anti-inflammatory properties due to several compounds, one of those compounds being zingiberene. And so zingiberene is actually the active
compound in ginger similar to curcumin being the active compound in turmeric and this compound
has tremendous benefits. One of the things it would do for people with
any type of digestive issues or cold issues, and if somebody has coldness and digestive
issues, an example of that would be irritable bowel syndrome or diarrhea in certain cases. But if somebody has those issues, they would
have them do ginger tea every morning. So we know ginger, the anti-inflammatory benefits
are tremendous. And what I want to go over here today are
the seven benefits of using ginger oil on a daily basis. Now, when using ginger oil, what you can simply
do, now, if you’re buying an essential oil, make sure that it is certified organic or
therapeutic grade, you want to make sure it’s a high quality oil. And along with that oil, you also want to
make sure that they followed organic farming practices at the same time. So what I do with ginger oil is I’ll typically
just do one to two drops in a meal and consume it that way. So again, I will do a small amount internally
of its therapeutic grade but only with food in most cases. But again, CO2 extract ginger oil is also
incredible there to use. So let’s go and dive in. Number one benefit of ginger oil is digestion. Again, for a lot of people, and within Chinese
medicine, your body can be too hot or too cold, too dry or too damp and so what you
typically want to do if somebody has candida or fungal issues or digestive issues, you
typically want to lightly warm the body and you want to dry the body. Well, ginger has both of those properties. So again, using ginger is great for digestion
especially with people with SIBO, that’s small intestinal bacteria overgrowth, IBS, Crohn’s
disease, colitis, leaky gut syndrome, all of those digestive conditions can benefit
from using ginger oil on a daily basis. Now the other benefit of ginger is just simply
smelling it, you can also add it into a hot tea, just a single drop. Now, you don’t want to do too much essential
oils that contain a lot of these volatile compounds. If you do too large amounts of them, they
can actually start to tax the liver and even the digestive tract. But overall, in small amounts, an oil like
ginger can be very healthy to do internally. The number two there is inflammation. We know most diseases today are inflammatory
in nature. Think about this, anything with an I-T-I-S
at the end, in Latin means “inflammation.” So arthritis, that’s inflammation of your
joints. Ulcerative colitis, colitis is inflammation
of your colon. In fact, heart disease today isn’t caused
by high cholesterol. Your body lays down cholesterol because you
have inflammation, your arteries. So ginger is great for fighting all of these
conditions because of the compounds gingerols as well as zingiberene, the anti-inflammatory
properties. Now when you taste ginger root today or any
type of ginger, you’re going to notice it has a really strong bite. But I ask you this question, have you ever
done a ginger shot? It really has this kick at the end, that spiciness,
that’s from zingiberene. The longer you cook ginger in terms of the
temperature, the more that starts to fade, that compound, and actually turns into a different
compound. But that’s why doing actually raw ginger or
things that are cold pressed like a cold press CO2 extract often times have that really strong
ginger bite there at the end. Number three is cancer. Ginger falls in the same family as two other
herbs, turmeric and galangal and that entire family of herbs have really powerful anti-cancer
properties. In fact, ginger oil and this zingiberene compound
is part of the family called sesquiterpenes which are compounds found in essential oils
that have massive anti-cancer properties. They also tend to be very grounding. So if you ever fly anywhere and you tend to
get jet lag, doing herbs that are grounding in nature that have that sesquiterpenes properties
such as myrrh oil, a lot of sort of wood and tree oils like cedarwood, vetiver, those really
earthy woody smelling oils are very grounding to the body as well and good especially if
you’re traveling or flying. All right. Number four here, malabsorption. A lot of people today aren’t actually absorbing
the vitamins and minerals they are consuming. And so adding a little ginger oil and some
probiotics, upping those in your diet, is going to help you better absorb vitamins such
as vitamin C and vitamin B12. It’s also going to help you absorb more minerals
like magnesium and iron. So again, you want to make sure, again ginger
oil is great for malabsorption. It’s also great for nausea. So if a woman is pregnant, they could do a
little bit of oftentimes using something like a ginger oil, possibly mixed with an oil like
sometimes chamomile, sometimes peppermint, but things that really just kind of soothe
the body. And with pregnancy, I recommend, not internal
use, but just simply smelling it, getting a diffuser and just simply smelling it can
be really calming to the body there as well. And by the way, for nausea, I love that combination
of peppermint oil plus ginger, really, really great combo there. Number six here is immunity. Now, in Chinese medicine, when you get a cold,
have you ever thought about this, why is a cold called a “cold?” You know, your nose is running. You have all of this mucus buildup. So why isn’t it called something along those
lines, just called a cold? Well, a cold is called a cold because within
Chinese medicine, when you get a cold or flu, your body tends to get cold that’s why you
tend to sometimes get the chills or you get really hot as your body is cold internally. Well, ginger’s a warming herb so it helps
warm your body helping you overcome a cold. That’s why some of the most ancient remedies
include ginger tea with cinnamon, right? So we know cinnamon is also a warming herb. So those warming herbs together help warm
the body combating a cold that you can have. So again, ginger, one of my favorite natural
immune boosters especially for the cold and flu. And then diabetes, the other incredible thing
here is ginger oil, the compounds, have been shown to help balance out insulin levels. Now we know insulin levels is important for
hormones, insulin is important for healthy energy levels. It’s also important for fighting diabetes
and really supporting those insulin receptor sites on your pancreas. And so again, another great benefit of using
ginger oil every day is the insulin balancing, those blood sugar balancing benefits. And so again, well, if you’re going to use
ginger oil, diffuse it in your home. It’s great to mix with citrusy oils like lemon
and lime. So diffusing that in your house is great. Topically, you want to use a carrier oil with
it such as coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, those are some good options there because
it is a little bit spicy. So again, mixing this with, let’s say, five
drops of ginger oil to about a fourth of a teaspoon of coconut oil, you can use it topically
then. Or again, internally, just do it single . . . typically,
one drop is enough. One to two drops, you can put in tea, you
can add to a smoothie there as well. In fact, you can do a cinnamon-apple smoothie. I do a scoop of bone broth, protein powder
that’s apple-cinnamon flavor, a little bit of ginger there, can taste great. And I’ve even added this into recipes. You know, apple pie, some other things like
that can be great. So a little ginger oil and again, ginger CO2
extract, also pretty great here. You know, when you smell these oils, like
I’m smelling now, I mean, it is very, very strong especially with ginger CO2. So listen, ginger oil is great but also doing
ginger tea, raw ginger juice, ginger CO2 extract, all great ways to get ginger. And hey, if you want to learn more about ginger
and other natural remedies and herbs, make sure to subscribe here to my YouTube channel
and we’ve got a lot more information coming out on essential oils and herbal remedies. And also, I’ve got another article going to
. . . well, it went through the top 7 here actually, go through the top 10. If you want to check out the top 10 benefits
of ginger, just Google my name, Dr. Axe Ginger Oil, you’ll find my article there on Guys, thanks for watching. Hi, Dr. Axe here. I want to say thanks so much for checking
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40 Replies to “Benefits of Ginger Essential Oil”

  1. well done Dr axe ..Ginger is miracle of God for me. ..I have 12 kg weight loss with ginger tea I mean hunza tea. ..This is awesome …Thanks for this video Dr. .Thanks a lot

  2. I heard you mention being careful with using too much ginger oil. I have been juicing ginger (ginger shots) which has been very beneficial for keeping inflammation down in my body. I have worked up to juicing a half pound a day, although I don't do this every day, just when I notice the inflammation getting out of control. Is this to hard on my liver? I would love to know and if so is there a way to take care of my liver in the process with perhaps some detoxing methods?

  3. Noticed while giving Thumbs Up; Who the Hell would Thumbs Down this? There is 1 thumbs down as of my posting this comment.

    Just confused as to the motivation. Personal animosity? An allergy to ginger? Someone that hates red hair? Confusing.

  4. I appreciate your channel and you putting this information out there to us. Can't wait to try more natural remedies! So far made some ginger tea.

  5. Dr I have oily root hair , when I use oils on my scalp my hair fall and gets more oily? Is there any special oils for this kind of hair or it's bettet to avoid oils?

  6. Thank you. This video has been of great help to me. Am Asian so ginger is a huge part of our regular diet anyway…but now I will also add on the essential oil.

  7. I have spinal stenosis and when my pain is really bad I put 2 cups of epsom salts with ginger, black pepper and clary sage essential oils in my bath, it works like magic! I found this blend from my massage therapist and like I said I only use it when my pain is really bad that way I get the best benefits from the oils. The only one I use regularly is clary sage

  8. ginger is good to consume as food and probably some good made oils out of it but this is stupid to promote pharmacy industry products. You call flu a cold. This is is dumb

  9. Looks like Dr axe packed on lot of muscles mass..Wow. Look at those arms lol..What's the secret Doc?

  10. Osteoarthritis isn't an inflammatory condition, it was misnamed. It's a degeneration of the joints. Source, Dr. John Bergman, who absolutely knows what he is talking about.

  11. Hi. I've been purchasing some of Dr Axe's products (as much as I can afford) and I've been taking one cup of ginger root tea per day (I make it really strong) so I wonder would I get the same benefits from this essential oil showed on this video? It would be easier than making tea every day… but how about the benefits? Thank you for the wonderful information this channel provides!

  12. Dr. Axe sells Ancient Apothecary Oils on his website, he also has good things to say about doTerra Oils.

  13. This is so helpful! I have Young Living ginger oil and didn’t realize all of the good uses. I’ll use it to help with digestion in tea.

  14. Hi I need to know about nutmeg oil please if you can do a video on nutmeg oil that will be very beneficial for me thank you

  15. Dr Axe: When you say cooking ginger turns zingiberene into another compound. What is that different compound and is it good or bad? Also, you talk about turmeric C02 as well — how different is that from ginger C02 please? Thx!! 🙂

  16. Thank you Dr Axe! I absolutely love essential oils & watching you has helped me so much! Your knowledge has blown me away & I can’t thank you enough ❤️

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