It is obtained from the rhizomes of Zinger. The whole plant is refreshingly aromatic and the underground rhizome.
It is obtained from the rhizomes of Zinger. The whole plant is refreshingly aromatic and the underground rhizome, raw or processed, is valued as spice. Ginger is a slender perennial herb, 30-50 cm tall with palmately branched rhizome bearing leafy shoots. The leafy shoot is a pseudo stem formed by leaf sheath and bears 8 to 12 distichous leaves. Fresh ginger, dry ginger powder, oleoresin and oil are used in food processing. It is indispensable in the manufacture of ginger bread, confectionary, ginger ale, curry powders, certain curried meats, table sauces, in pickling and in the manufacture of certain cordials, ginger cocktail, carbonate drinks, liquors etc. In medicine, it is used as carminative and stimulant. It has wider applications in indigenous medicines. The ginger oil is used as food flavourant in soft drinks. The health benefits of ginger root oil can be attributed to its digestive, carminative, expectorant, antiseptic, analgesic, anti inflammatory, stimulating and aphrodisiac properties. These benefits of ginger oil include its ability to treat stomach problems, nausea, heart strokes, indigestion, inflammations, respiratory problems, menstrual disorders, etc.
Botanical Name : Zingiber officinale
Family : Zingeberaceae Part Used : Rhizomes
Origin : India
Mode of Extraction : Steam Distillation
Main Constituents : l-zingiberene, d-camphene, phellandrene, borneol, cineol, citral
Description : Clear Transparent Liquid
Appearence : Colorless to slightly yellowish brown colored liquid
Organoleptic properties : Citrus herbal smell and taste
Refractive index at 20 °C : 1.4880-1.4950
Specific Gravity at 20 °C : 0.875-0.885
Solubility : Insoluble in water and soluble in alcohol and other organic solvents
Use : As a fragrance and flavor ingredient, aromatherapy oils, spa's oils, as a herbal ingredient in cosmetic and medicinal Products.
Storage : Well closed in air tight containers away from sunlight and heat preferably in amber color glass containers.