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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Zingiber zerumbet essential oil
Plant Name
: Shampoo ginger. Bitter ginger
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Flowers

Introduction

The leaves and leaf stalks, which are also fragrant, were used in baking in the imu, underground oven, to enhance the flavor of pork and fish as they cooked. Traditionally, the aromatic underground rhizomes were sliced, dried, and pounded to a powder, then added to the folds of stored kapa (tapa) cloth.

Reference

Chane-Ming, Jimmy, Robert Vera, and Jean-Claude Chalchat. "Chemical composition of the essential oil from rhizomes, leaves and flowers of Zingiber zerumbet Smith from Reunion Island." Journal of Essential Oil Research 15.3 (2003): 202-205.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1(E)-Nerolidol 34.90
2Linalool 17.10
3Beta-Caryophyllene 10.20

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1(E)-Beta-Ocimene 3.3
2Trans-Alpha-Bergamotene 2.30
3(E)-Beta-Farnesene 2.10
4Zingiberene 2.10
5Alpha- Pinene 2.5
6Delta-3-Carene 2.3
7Beta-Pinene 1.80
8Elemol 0.10
9Sesquiphellandrene 0.30
10Fenchone 0.20
11Terpinen-4-01 0.30
12Bicyclogermacrene 0.10
13Gamma-Terpinene 0.10
14Terpinolene 0.10
15Borneol 0.20
16Germacrene D 0.10
17Bornyl Acetate 0.40
18Humulene Epoxide Ii 0.20
19Undecanol 0.20
20Bulnesol 0.10
21Limonene 0.80
22A-Bisabolol 0.10
23Camphene 0.80
24Myrcene 0.70
25Camphor 0.40
26Myrtenal 0.10
27Alpha-Copaene 0.10
28Caryophyllene Oxide 0.05
29Myrtenol 0.10
30Alpha-Terpineol 0.40
31Cineole 0.90
32Nerolidol 0.10
33Alpha-Thujene 0.10
34Citronellyl formate 0.10
35P-Cymene 0.60
36Beta-Bisabolene 0.40
37Pinocarvone 0.10
38Beta-Elemene 0.50
39E-E-Alpha-Farnesene 0.90
40Sabinene 0.20
41Beta-Eudesmol 0.30

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