Botanical Name Zingiber officinale  
Botanical family Zingiberaceae  
Origin Madagascar 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation 
Plant part Fresh rhizomes (roots) 
Note Middle 
Appearance limpid mobile liquid 
Color pale yellow 
Odor very faithful to the fresh, hot, spicy and slightly lemony ginger root, very pleasant 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Sesquiterpenes (50%): zingiberene, ar-curcumene, bisabolene Monoterpenes (20%): camphene, phellandrene, limonene, pinene 
Therapeutic properties  Digestive tonic, stomachic, carminative, laxative +++ Antiemetic +++ 
Analgesic ++ 
Anti-inflammatory ++ 
Sexual tonic, aphrodisiac +++ 
Respiratory decongestant ++ 
Main therapeutic indications  Nausea, loss of appetite, dyspepsia, bloating, gaseous distension +++  
Chronic constipation +++ 
Male impotence +++ 
Rheumatism, osteoarthritis ++ 
Bronchitis, pulmonary congestion ++ 
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