Ginger has long been praised for its numerous health benefits thanks to its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and other potent healing properties.
This root is also often transformed into infused oil which is easy and cheaper than buying it- it will also better its versatility: you can use it in the kitchen and as a natural cure.
It can be used in savory and sweet dishes. In terms of health improvement, people regularly take it to alleviate indigestion, nausea, gas, morning sickness, and diarrhea.
How Can I Use My Ginger Oil?
When you make your own ginger oil, you can use it in cooking and medicinally in various ways. Here are some of the best ones:
- Relieve motion sickness
- Relieve morning sickness
- Reduce pain by applying it topically
- Alleviates digestive problems
- Helpful for food poisoning and infections in the intestines
- Boosts the blood flow
- Lowers the blood pressure
- Decreases the chance for blood clotting
- May be of aid in lowering the levels of cholesterol
DIY Ginger Oil
This recipe is cost-efficient and an excellent way to reap its numerous benefits.
1 cup of ginger root, sliced thinly
1.5 cups of olive or coconut oil
Spread out the thin ginger slices on a drying rack if you’re going to air dry (it will need 24 hours) it or in the food dehydrator.
Dehydrate it for 2 hours. Put the slices in a pot and cover them with the oil. Steep it for 2 hours on low heat.
Then, strait it through a cheesecloth into a container and close it tight. Keep it in a cool and dry area or in the fridge.
Why Is the Ginger Dried Prior to Making the Oil?
This is mostly done as oil and water don’t mix and the water is being removed first by drying out the ginger. Also, this will help prolong the duration of the oil!