In the family of Zingiberaceae, ginger is the flowering plant where its roots are used widely as the spice and additionally it is being used as the traditional medicine for many years. Ginger essential oil along with the ginger root is gaining the fame for its unique flavor and preserving ability.
The ginger essential oil has countless health benefits. Asian cuisines are incomplete with this ingredient. This oil is obtained through steam distillation process by using the roots of the Zingiberofficinale plant. The ginger oil will have the warm, woody, sweet, and spicy smell. The benefits of the ginger oil are similar to the fresh ginger. This oil has the positive impact on the body enormously. It has got the healing properties. It has the potential effect on the digestive system and the nervous system. The most common use of ginger is that it is used in meals, mainly in meat as it has the ability to support the digestion.
Directions to use
As long as ginger oil is used in mild concentrations it is a safe oil since it is non-irritant and non-toxic. A patch test is recommended for the people with sensitive skin before using ginger oil to find out the allergic reactions. Ginger oil has to be diluted with the carrier oils such as coconut or olive oil.
Aromatic description: Spicy, earthy, and woody
Plant part: roots
Collection method: steam distillation
Main constituents: zingiberene