Plant Traceability – Ginger
Ginger is a common medicinal and edible plant in the tropics and subtropics. For Chinese people, the bowl of ginger soup at the beginning of a cold or when the cold wind is lingering is the warmth familiar from childhood, and it is also a common condiment in the kitchen.
In traditional medicine, it is commonly used to treat various gastrointestinal disorders such as nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, as well as arthritis, rheumatism, pain, muscle discomfort, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.
Supercritical CO2 Ginger Essential Oil
- Ginger oil is a food additive. When added to food, the standard name is “Ginger Oil”.
- Supercritical Ginger Essential Oil (full composition)
- Name: Ginger
- Species origin/plant Latin name: Zingiber officinalis
- Extraction part: rhizome
- Extraction method: supercritical CO2 extraction
CO2 Ginger Essential Oil vs Distilled Ginger Essential Oil
- Supercritical CO2 Ginger Essential Oil: Full of spiciness, it is the warmest aroma in winter, and it also gives a familiar sense of security.
- Distilled Ginger Essential Oil: Spicy, but without the spiciness of native plants, the warm aroma contains the power of the earth.
The composition of ginger essential oil
The ginger essential oil extracted by supercritical CO2 extraction contains small molecular chemical components, and other macromolecular components are also extracted and precipitated. Compared with the essential oils obtained by other extraction methods, the components are more comprehensive and widely used.
The main components of supercritical CO2 ginger essential oil are α-gingeradiene, β-sesquitylene, α-farnesol, geranial, β-bisabolene and β-eucalyptol, 6-gingerol (gingerol).
Supercritical CO2 ginger essential oil has an antibacterial effect on Gram-positive bacteria.
The inhibitory ability of distilled ginger essential oil against Pseudomonas aeruginosa was lower than that of supercritical CO2 ginger essential oil.
Main benefits of ginger
Ginger may prevent or delay diabetes complications
According to an article published in “Molecular Vision” in August 2010, one group of diabetic rats received AIN-93 diet (reducing the proportion of sucrose, reducing the risk of diabetes in animals), and the other group received 0.5% or 3% Ginger diet for two months. Slit-lamp examination showed that feeding ginger not only delayed the appearance of cataracts in the rats but also delayed the progression of cataracts.
Analysis showed that feeding ginger significantly inhibited the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), including carboxymethyllysine in the lens. In addition, ginger can also combat the osmotic pressure of the lens caused by hyperglycemia. The results showed that the preventive effect of ginger on diabetic cataract in rats was mainly through its anti-glycation effect.
Antitumor, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of ginger
6-gingerol (gingerol, gingerol) is a representative component of supercritical ginger, and its efficacy in improving the immune system is gradually becoming known.
According to an article published in Phytotherapy Research in June 2018, ginger extract and 6-gingerol (gingerol) act through important cell signaling mediators and pathways, including Bax/Bcl2, p38/ MAPK, Nrf2, p65/NF-KB, TNF-A, ERK1/2, SAPK/JNK, ROS/NF-KB/COX-2, caspase-3, -9 and p53.
This indicates that ginger extract and 6-gingerol have anti-proliferative, anti-tumor, anti-invasive, and anti-inflammatory activities against chronic diseases and cancer.
At doses ranging from 0.01 nM to 300 μM, 6-gingerol exerts cytotoxicity against various cancer cell lines. Experiments have shown that it has anti-cancer effects in mice (at dosages of 5, 25 and 45 mg/kg)
Ginger’s respiratory maintenance, improves lung inflammation
Ginger also has excellent maintenance and healing powers for the respiratory tract.
The article published in the October-November 2007 issue of “Scientific Guidance ScienceDirect” showed that ginger extract can attenuate RTHR after 90 minutes of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced tracheal hyperresponsiveness (RTHR) in rats, and after LPS 48-hour ginger extract also reduced serum prostaglandin (PGE 2) and thromboxane (TXA 2) levels, and also reduced myeloperoxidase activity and cell numbers in rat bronchoalveolar lavage fluid.
This result proves that ginger has an anti-inflammatory effect on the lungs.
Composition of ginger essential oil
Beta Farnesene: Promotes communication and communication, improve sexual and parent-child relationships.
Has a warm scent
- Makes skin red, and warm, improves circulation and cold hands and feet
- improve inflammation
- Antioxidant, Antiaging
- Adjuvant healing of thrombosis and embolic diseases such as coronary heart disease, cerebral thrombosis, etc. (can inhibit platelet focus)
Inhibit melanin formation
- Market application of ginger essential oil
- Food field
- Pharmaceutical field
- Skincare products
- Perfume field
- Unique spicy notes that can be paired with floral, fruity, woody, grassy, and other fragrances to create unisex, male, and female fragrances.