Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose rhizomeginger root or ginger, is widely used as a spice and a folk medicine. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual pseudostems (false stems made of the rolled bases of leaves) about one meter tall, bearing narrow leaf blades. The inflorescences bear flowers having pale yellow petals with purple edges, and arise directly from the rhizome on separate shoots.
CAS number 84696-15-1
Botanical Name Zingiber officinale
Plant Part Dried Rhizomes
Origin of raw material China
Origin of product Egypt
Extraction method Supercritical Fluid (SCF). SCF method is an extraction technique using fluids in conditions that are elevated above their critical point of temperature. The extraction conditions mainly pressure and temperature, are in charge of solubility and selectivity of different compounds in the supercritical fluid Advantages of SCF extraction process include products of 100% natural, fresh close to raw material, high concentration, high solubility, no solvent residues, no inorganic salts, no heavy metals, no reproducible microorganisms, and lipophilic.
Application Traditional use
In medicine, extracts of ginger are used in herbal remedies for the prevention of nausea and vomiting in motion sickness. Ginger has also been used for mild, cramplike stomach problems and flatulence. The extract is used for coughs and sore throats.
The gingerols in ginger have antioxidative and antimicrobial effects. Studies have shown an effect against cardiovascular diseases. Also, the primary degradation products of gingerols, the shogaols, also have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies show that 6-shogaol is significantly more effective than 6-gingerol.
In addition, shogaols are up to three times hotter than gingerols. Therefore, ginger extract does not lose its pungency and efficacy even during storage.
In food
The ginger extract gives food and drink an interesting, fresh, spicy and hot taste, so that the extract is often used in sweets, drinks, alcoholic beverages and also in rice, meat and other tasty dishes. Ginger products are popular in Asian and also European cuisine.
In food supplements
Due to its positive physiological properties, ginger extract can be used in various foodn supplements.
In cosmetics
Because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, ginger can reduce UVinduced wrinkling and protect against skin aging. Ginger is also reported to improve blood circulation and thus help relieve tension. The ginger extract is therefore suitable for use in anti-aging products, sun creams, massage oils and relaxation baths. In addition, the ginger extract has a characteristic and invigorating aroma. Therefore, the extract is also suitable as a fragrance in perfume, deodorants, shower gel and
Shelf Life 5 years