Herbology: Ginger

Ginger is a healing herb used extensively in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine.

It has been used for thousands of years for the treatment of numerous ailments, such as colds, nausea, arthritis, migraines, and hypertension. The medicinal, chemical, and pharmacological properties of ginger have been extensively reviewed.

There are many ways to take and use Ginger.

You can take it as a tea or use it as an ingredient to cook your food. Ginger works wonders for digestion. Not only does it help increase the production of saliva and other intestinal fluids that aid digestion but, as a result, it also alleviates indigestion, flatulence, and tummy grumbles. Ginger can also be used to help relieve nausea, morning sickness and motion sickness, and can even ease headaches and sore throats, and help relieve congestion and clear your sinuses. It’s the natural cold remedy that tastes great, too!

Ginger provides numerous health and beauty benefits.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ginger is known for its ‘yang’ properties, which can help bring balance to our constitution. Warm and spicy, Ginger supports the flow of Chi throughout the body by stimulating both the immune and circulatory systems, boost and sustain energy levels, awaken the mind, and soothe the digestive system.

Proper flow of Chi is essential to optimal health and beauty.

When distilled as an oil, Fresh Ginger can be incorporated effectively into skin and body care formulas.

Fresh Ginger oil is the key ingredient most of our products.

Benefits of Ginger in Body Care

Ginger is detoxifying and it boosts immunity and stimulates the circulation. The improved circulation delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the skin which can improves its appearance. In TCM, the yang qualities in Ginger help stimulate Chi, addressing imbalances, indigestion, respiratory congestion, muscle aches, joint pain and soothe skin irritation. There is also popular belief that Ginger eliminates the toxins that lead to cellulite. Therefore, it is often included in cellulite-reducing formulas. 

Fresh Ginger Oil is featured in our Lavender & Ginger Body Oil, Pain Relief Oil, Detox Bath SaltsFresh Ginger & Lime Soap

Benefits of Ginger in Skin Care

High in antioxidants, Ginger provides natural protection against free radicals, safeguarding the skin from harm as well provide anti-aging benefits. Ginger is also know to help minimize the appearance of hyperpigmentation, reduce inflammation, and improve the radiance of the skin by removing dullness. The warming capability of Ginger is thought to improve circulation by energizing the skin.  

Ginger is antiviral and antibacterial and helps reduces inflammation. The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger help to prevent acne eruptions. Ginger is also antiseptic and cleansing which helps to keep the skin clean and free of blemishes.

You can find Fresh Ginger Oil in our Regenerating Face Serum, Blue Tansy Balance Oil, Ginger Peppermint Lip Oil, and Purifying Cleansing Oil

Benefits of Ginger in Hair & Scalp Care

Ginger is yang energy in TCM, stimulating circulation and increasing the blood flow to the scalp. This in turn, fortifies the hair follicles, triggering new hair growth. It also helps protect and condition dry and damaged hair, leaving it soft and shiny.

Fresh Ginger combined with Rosemary Oil makes our Ginger Rosemary Hair & Scalp Oil a potent formula.

With so many health and beauty benefits as well as representing the yang component in the flow of Chi, you can understand why we have incorporated Ginger in our name. We absolutely we love it. We think you will too.


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