AromaDb: A Database of Plant's Aroma Molecules

Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Alpinia zerumbet essential oil
Plant Name
: Shell ginger
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Leaf


Essential oil of Shell ginger is used in food industries for flavour.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name


Ali, Sadaquat, et al. "Comparison of the composition of the essential oils of Alpinia and Hedychium species—essential oils of Fijian plants, part 1." Journal of Essential Oil Research 14.6 (2002): 409-411.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Terpinen-4-Ol 40.90
21,8-Cineole 13.20
3P-Cymene 7.10

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Beta-Pinene 10.0
2Gamma-Terpinene 8.40
3Beta-Caryophyllene 7.0
4Caryophyllene Oxide 5.50
5Alpha-Thujene 2.0
6Alpha- Pinene 1.10
7Delta-3-Carene 1.90

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