Energizing and spicy, ginger is one of the world’s most widely cultivated spices. Lest we relegate its flavor to a single sort of cookie made only during one specific holiday season, it’s interesting to note that the idea of gingerbread may have actually originated in ancient Greece. There people ate thin slices of ginger wrapped in bread to aid digestion. Later on down the road, Europeans modified this idea by grating the ginger rhizome into their bread dough, thereby introducing gingerbread to the West. Ginger’s digestive-supporting abilities actually made gingerbread quite a valuable, versatile, and year-round snack.
Having both physical and emotional benefits, dōTERRA® Ginger can be used to help calm an array of uncomfortable digestive sensations. A tried and true aid for queasy stomachs, Ginger helps ease occasional nausea and indigestion, whether used topically or aromatically. Having trouble with motion during transportation? Breathe deeply of Ginger oil during a long car, train, or plane ride. You might even want to keep some Ginger Digestive Drops in the car glovebox, if this is a common occurrence for anyone in your traveling party.
Ginger is known for helping combat bloated feelings and supporting healthy digestion all around, which easily explains why this oil shows up in so many dōTERRA products, from blends to supplements, and perhaps most notably in the beloved DigestZen® blend. You can apply it directly over the lower abdomen to positively affect common maladies that tend to settle in that area.
Looking for a zippy way to hit the reset/detox button on your system? Combine the following ingredients and try drinking once a day to help flush out toxins and support a healthy metabolism: 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon honey, 2 drops Ginger oil, 2 drops Lemon oil, and 8 ounces warm water. This spicy cup will wake you up! With a very similar combination of ingredients, you could even make your own homemade natural throat drops. That well-matched Ginger and Lemon combo is one to remember and apply in various ways.
In a blend or by itself, diffuse Ginger to enjoy the aroma’s warmth and revitalization.
• 3 drops Wild Orange
• 2 drops Ginger
• 1 drop Spearmint
Newly sourced from Madagascar, earthy and warming Ginger comes from a plant related to both cardamom and turmeric. Another popular use for Ginger oil is to enhance both sweet and savory dishes; simply use it in place of dried or fresh ginger in many recipes that call for the spice. In the East, ginger is featured in Asian dishes from curries and soups to stir fries. In the West, we tend to reserve it for sweets; but there’s no need relegate it to that one area. It’s high time to look beyond those adorably cut cookie people when incorporating Ginger in the kitchen!
People have been putting the ginger rhizome to use for several thousand years. This fresh rhizome, or underground stem that shoots out the plant’s roots, is what produces Ginger oil when distilled. It takes about one pound of fresh rhizome to produce one bottle of this hot essential oil, filled with all of the benefits we just mentioned. Cozy up and be warmed inside and out by Ginger.