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Ginger Essential oil Organic

Ginger essential oil is used in aromatherapy for the soothing properties for aching joints and muscles and for the analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger essential oil is therefore used to help in reducing the pain and swelling in muscle discomfort. Ginger root is packed with zingerone, gingerol, farnesene, shogaol and β-phelladren, citral and cineol in small amounts. Gingerols improve the intestinal motility and act as painkillers. They soothe the nerves and provide antibacterial and antipyretic benefits to the body. Ginger has antioxidant properties that help in the elimination of free radicals. The thermal effect that ginger has aids in keeping the body warm. Researchers have found that ginger’s heat-generating properties are confirmed by its ability to dilate the blood vessels.

Historically Indians and Chinese are believed to have produced ginger as a tonic root for over 5000 years to treat many ailments. Ginger was used as a flavoring agent long before history was formally recorded. It was an exceedingly important article of trade and was exported from India to the Roman Empire over 2000 years ago, where it was especially valued for its medicinal properties. Ginger continued to be a highly sought after commodity in Europe even after the fall of the Roman Empire, with Arab merchants controlling the trade in ginger and other spices for centuries. In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the value of a pound of ginger was equivalent to the cost of a sheep. By medieval times, it was being imported in preserved form to be used in sweets. Queen Elizabeth I of England is credited with the invention of the gingerbread man, which became a popular Christmas treat.