Ginger oil is derived from a perennial herb that grows to a maximum height of 3 feet that produces a tuberous and thick rhizome emitting a pungent smell. That distinctive aroma is one reason why ginger is a popularly used spice in the field of culinary arts. It originated in China and India, but is now widely recognized all throughout the world. But this isn't just because of the distinctive flavor and aroma produced by this spice, but also due to its wide range of benefits when used in aromatherapy.
The variety used to extract ginger essential oil from is Zingiber Officinale and contains an acrid compound known as Gingerol. It is also the same component responsible for the wide array of benefits that can be derived from using this particular type of oil in aromatherapy.
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