The aroma of ginger is attributed to the essential oil present in the spice, which can be recovered by steam distillation or water distillation. Ginger root essential oil is stimulating and warming and is known around the globe as a superior tonic for the body and mind. Gingerol is the most active ingredient, providing digestive support. It can be diffused, inhaled, or massaged into the skin. It’s highly utilized throughout Chinese medicine to restore energy and strengthen the heart. Ginger root essential oil is a pale yellow to deep amber color and is mildly viscous.
It is produced by the solvent extraction of the dried and unpeeled rhizome of Zingiber officinale, ground to a moderately coarse powder using isopropanol, alcohol etc. Oleoresin commercially called gingering contains pungent principles viz. gingerol and shogaol apart from the volatile oil of ginger. Ginger Oleoresin is used for Hyperlipidemia, Platelet aggregation, decreased urine output, Inflammation, Coughing, Memory disorder, Poisoning and other conditions.