Ginger root is used for different purposes and can be consumed as spice, medicine and delicacy. Ginger oil is commonly used essential oil nowadays. Its extraction is done from the plant Zingiberaceae officinale. It belongs to Zingiberaceae family. Ginger produces clusters of pink and white flower buds that bloom into flowers. It is regarded as the fragrant and hot kitchen spice. They are juicy, fleshy and have mild taste. Apart from that, it is also a prominent component of many cuisines.
Since ancient times, Ginger oil has been in use for its soothing and healing properties and hence its uses are always in limelight. It has been cultivated over the centuries just because of its medicinal properties. In various parts of world, it is regarded as the prominent ingredient of tea, juices and many alcoholic beverages. Its non toxic and fibrous properties has substantiated its use for flavoring dishes like vegetarian cuisines, goat meat and sea food. In the recent few years, its use has boosted immensely.
|Botanical Name||Zingiber officinale Roscoe|
|Origin||It is native to India, java, china, West Indies and Africa.|
|Method of Extraction & Part of Plant Used||Ginger oil is extracted from rhizome of the plant by using steam distillation process.|
It has pale yellow to amber color. Its viscosity falls from medium to watery
Its smell is very strong with a slight tint of lemon and pepper.
|Integrants||The chemical composition of this oil includes a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, 1, 8-cineole, linalool, borneol, y-terpineol, nerol, neral, geraniol, geranial, geranyl acetate, b-bisabolene and zingiberene.|
|Therapeutic Properties||There are many therapeutic properties of ginger oil that include stimulant, stomachic, sudorific, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, cephalic, analgesic, anti-emetic, antiseptic, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, rubefacient, stimulant, stomachic and tonic.|
|Blends Well With||
Ginger essential oil mixes completely with bergamot
It is non toxic and non-irritant but may cause irritation to sensitive skin.
Its consistent use over the centuries has unraveled its benefits to people as a result its consumption is increasing day by day. Some of its well known benefits are mentioned hereunder:
Medicinal use: Ginger oil is widely used for treating rheumatism, arthritis, bruising, carbuncles, nausea, hangovers, travel and sea sickness, fractures, cold and flu. Along with this, it is also very useful in the treatment of catarrh, congestion, coughs, sinusitis, sores on the skin, sore throat, diarrhea, colic, cramps, chills and fever. You can consider it for curing winter depression, loneliness and repressions. Also
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