Ginger is a perennial herb that can stand up to about 3 - 4 feet high and has a thick spreading tuberous rhizome. The root of ginger is macerated and distilled over high heat, for extracting the oil.
The plant is said to originate from India, China and Java, but is also native to Africa and the West Indies. It is believed that ginger was brought to Europe between the 10th and 15th century as both a condiment and spice. It has been used for medicinal purposes since the ancient times; it is recorded specifically in both Sanskrit and Chinese texts. It is also mentioned in literature from the Greeks, Romans, and Arabians
Color & Aroma
Color: Pale amber to greenish liquid @22C with Herbaceous odor
Aroma: Ginger oil has a wary, spicy and woody scent.
This oil contains Zingiberene (40%), Ar-curcumene (20%). heptane, octane, isovaleraldehyde, nonanol, ethyl pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, b-phellandrene and 1,8-cineole by GLC analysis
This essential oil is widely demanded by aroma therapists and is applicable for colds and flu, nausea (motion sickness, morning sickness), rheumatism, coughs and circulation issues. It has warming properties that helps in relieving muscular cramps, spasms, aches and ease stiffness in joints.
Botanical Name: Zingiber Officinalis
Country of Origin: China, Madagascar, Nigeria, West Indies, Jamaica, India, Japan
Solubility: Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils
Specific Gravity: 0.893 @ 72Â°F
Optical Rotation: -48.5
Refrective Index: 1.4950 @ 72Â°F
Plant Part: Roots
Bland With: It can blend well with sandalwood, patchouli, rosewood, cedarwood, rose, coriander, frankincense, lime, orange, neroli, vetiver and bergamot.
CAS No.: 8007-08-7
Flash Point: 130F
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
This essential oil is widely demanded by aroma therapists and is applicable for colds and flu, nausea (motion sickness, morning sickness), rheumatism, coughs and circulation issues.