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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Zingiber officinale essential oil
Plant Name
: Ginger
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Rhizome


Ginger contains up to 3% of a fragrant essential oil whose main constituents are sesquiterpenoids, with (−)-zingiberene as the main component. Smaller amounts of other sesquiterpenoids (β-sesquiphellandrene, bisabolene, and farnesene) and a small monoterpenoid fraction (β-phelladrene, cineol, and citral) have also been identified.


Gurib-Fakim, Ameenah, et al. "Essential oil composition of Zingiberaceae species from Mauritius." Journal of Essential Oil Research 14.4 (2002): 271-273.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Geranial 16.30
2Neral 10.30
3Zingiberene 9.50

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Sesquiphellandrene 6.30
2Ar-Curcumene 5.10
3Borneol 4.70
4E,E-Farnesol 4.10
5Geraniol 3.10
6Alpha-Terpineol 3.30
7Beta-Bisabolene 3.0
8Geranyl Acetate 2.20
9Cineole 2.0
10E-E-Alpha-Farnesene 2.40
11Linalool 1.20
12Beta-Phellandrene 1.70
13Spathulenol 1.40
14Citronellol 1.30
15Epi-Alpha-Bisabolol 1.50
16Epi-Alpha-Muurolol 1.90
17Gamma-Cadinene 1.80
18(E)-Nerolidol 0.60

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