Ginger | Latin Name: Zingiber Officinalis| Family: Zingerberaceae| Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Root, Rhizome
This Essential Oil is a pale amber liquid with a warm, slightly green, woody, spicy aroma.
Ginger is a perennial herb 1 metre high with a thick, spreading, pungent root, from where the oil is distilled. It bears white or yellow flowers on a spike direct from the root. Native to Southern Asia and cultivated all over the tropics. Several other varieties of this species according to location are all used to produce to oils with slight variations in their properties. The oleoresin produced is used as a component in fragrances, foods, alcoholic and soft drinks.