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Ginger Essential Oil
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Ginger essential oil has an aroma that is warm, lemony and earthy.

Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale Roscoe

Common Name: Ginger

Plant Part: Rhizome

Form: Essential Oil

Family: Zingiberaceae

Synonyms: Common ginger, Jamaican ginger, shunthi, ardraka

Origin: Native to Asia probably northeastern India. Widely cultivated in tropical and sub-tropical countries including Nigeria, India, Africa, Jamaica, China, Japan, Australia. Most of the oil is distilled in India, China and the UK.

Botanical Description: A herbaceous erect perennial herb up to 1-meter (2-4 ft.) high. It has finger-shaped rhizomes with green reed like stalk and narrow spear-shaped leaves and white or yellow flowers on a spike direct from the root. Each flower has three yellowish orange petals with a purplish, lip-like structure.

Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the dried and ground rhizomes. The oil is pale yellow to light amber mobile liquid. Yield 0.25 to 1.2%.

Aroma Profile: Ginger has a warm, lemon-like, earthy, fresh and woody top note. The middle note is sweet, heavy, and almost balsamic and floral. The dry out note is sweet and balsamic.

Major Constituents: Zingiberene (40%), ar-curcumene (20%)

Common Adulterants: Galanga oil

Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20

Aroma Benefits: balancing, normalizing, heat-building, warming, unblocking, anchoring, earth-connecting, cleansing, purifying, refreshing

Blends Well With: Sandalwood, patchouli, rosewood, cedarwood, rose, coriander, frankincense, lime, orange, neroli, vetiver, bergamot

Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing, slightly phototoxic

Directories: Essential Oils

Description: Ginger essential oil has an aroma that is warm, lemony and earthy.

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