Obtained from a “flowering plant” is an essential oil known as Ginger Oil. This oil is extracted from a rhizome of a herbaceous perennial plant belonging to a species known as “Zingiber officinale” in the plant kingdom. Furthermore, since this oil consists of a “digestive” property it is used very commonly in food in the Asian region. In addition, this oil is also frequently used as a preservative as well as a flavouring agent.
A. Chemical constituents of Ginger Oil:
This oil is extracted from the rhizome of a flowering plant belonging to a species known as “Zingiber officinale” within the plant kingdom. In addition, this oil mainly comprises of organic compounds such as zingerone, shogoals, and gingerols.
B. The uses and benefits of Ginger Oil:
There are a number of benefits that an individual can gain by using this essential oil. However, one should also consider the adverse reactions or side effects reported from its use:
This oil which when used helps in maintaining a healthy digestive system by stimulating a normal peristaltic motion within the intestines.
This oil when used is also capable of resolving issues related to gas formation in the intestines i.e. flatulence, and thereby serve as a carminative.
This oil also helps in expelling the mucus and phlegm formed within the respiratory system out of the body, and thereby serves as an expectorant.
This oil when used also helps in treating internal and external wounds by destroying the growth of microbes, and thereby serving as an antiseptic.
This oil possesses an “analgesic” property which helps in relieving pain caused by fever, headaches, body pains etc, and thereby serves as an analgesic.
C. The adverse effects of the Ginger Oil:
There are a couple of adverse effects that could occur on using this oil. These effects are as follows:
- The use of this oil could lead to an allergic reaction in the form of a rash, and hence must be used carefully.
- The use of this oil could also lead to heartburn, and hence must be used in the proper dosage.