Ginger

Description : Ginger is the underground rhizome of the ginger plant with a firm, striated texture. The flesh of the ginger rhizome can be yellow, white or red in color, depending upon the variety. It is covered with a brownish skin that may either be thick or thin, depending upon whether the plant was harvested when it was mature or young.

Health Benefits :

  • Digestive issues
  • Nausea
  • Pain reduction
  • Inflammation
  • Anti-tumor properties: Successful in killing cancer cells

  • Anti-diabetic compounds: Lowers blood sugar and increases insulin release

  • Relieves respiratory disorders: Effective in treating asthma

The Pros :

  • Most frequently used to aid digestion, ginger is believed to increase saliva and other digestive fluids, alleviating indigestion and associated problems such as flatulence.
  • It is known to relieve nausea and morning sickness. If you take ginger for morning sickness, use it for no longer than four days.
  • Ginger is recommended to those who suffer from motion sickness. You can buy ginger tablets from your pharmacist or try drinking a cup of ginger tea before your journey.
  • Ginger is believed to have anti-inflammatory qualities that may relieve swelling and pain.
  • As a tea it is said to ease headaches and sore throats or assist if you have a cold or flu.
  • Fresh ginger is used for asthma, coughs, colic, heart palpitations, swellings, dyspepsia, loss of appetite and rheumatism, while the dried root is used to “strengthen” the stomach, inhibit vomiting and treat diarrhoea.

The Cons : 

  • Ginger may interact with some prescription medications.
  • Herbalists advise not to take more than four grams of ginger in a single day.
  • Side effects may include bloating, gas, heartburn and nausea.

 

Ginger oil and Olioresins

Ginger oil, Olioresins are the volatile oil derived by steam distillation of ginger and oleoresin is obtained by percolating the powdered rhizomes of Ginger, Zingiber officinale with volatile solvents. Ginger contains 1 to 2% of volatile oil 5-8% of pungent acrid oleoresin and starch. Zingiberene is the chief constituent of oil of ginger. Oil is employed for flavoring of all kinds of food products and confectionary and finds limited use in perfumary. Oleoresin, commercially called Gingerin contains pungent principles viz. gingerol and shogaol apart from the volatile oil of ginger and are used as an aromatic, carminative, stomachic and stimulant.

Botanical Name
: Zingiber officinale
Family Name
: Zingiberaceae
Name in some International Languages
:
Spanish – Jengibre
Arabic – Zanjabil
Chinese – Chiang
Flavour Characteristics
:
Hot and Pungent
Usage Profile
:
Foods, Preservatives and Medicines
Commercial part
:
The rhizome
Harvesting Season
:
December to February in plains
February to March in higher elevations
Product
: Ginger Oil Oleoresin

 

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Specifications
Ginger Oil
Description : Obtained by steam distillation of dried rhizomes of zingiber officianle Rosc. (family: Zingiberaceae).
Storage : Store in full, tight  containers in a cool dry place, protected from sun light.
Packing : 220,100,50,,20,10 kg HDP drums; and 5kg aluminum containers.

Appearance

: A pale to light yellow liquid.

Odour

: Characteristic of dried ginger.
Microbiology : Free from microbial contaminants.
Labelling : The label displays product name, lot number, net weight, gross weight, and other information/marks specified by the customer.
Handling : Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Specifications
Ginger Olioresins
Product : Ginger Oleoresin
Description : Ginger Oleoresin is obtained by solvent extraction of the
dried seeds of rhizomes of Zingeber officianalis
Colour & appearance : Dark brown in colour & viscous liquid
Odour : Characteristic odour of ginger
Volatile oil content : 35%
Residual solvent : <10 ppm
Solubility : Soluble in Oil
Yeast & Mould : Absent
Homogeneity : Ensured by uniform emulsification
Pathogenic micro-organisms
and their toxins
: Absent
Purity : Pure Ginger oleoresin (no other additives)
Packing : 50 kgs HDPE containers/as per customers requirement
Storage : Store preferably in air tight containers
and keep in a cool & dry place protected from light.