Ginger Oil is produced mainly in India. India is famous for its Cochin Ginger oil. The bulk of world Ginger oil exports are majorly from India. Indian soil and climatic conditions are conducive to producing and growing the best Zingiber officinale plants that yield outstanding quality Ginger oil.
Ginger is a perennial herb and grows to about 3 - 4 feet high with a thick spreading tuberous rhizome. Every year it shoots up a stalk with narrow spear-shaped leaves, as well as white or yellow flowers growing directly from the root. Ginger oil is steam distilled from the root of Zingiber officinale. It has a fresh, warm, woody, sweet bright top note and is pale yellow to dark amber in colour. The essential oil has various chemical constituents including the following: a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, 1,8-cineole, linalool, borneol, y-terpineol, nerol, neral, geraniol, geranial, geranyl acetate, b-bisabolene and zingiberene.