Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract

In India and China, ginger has a centuries-old tradition. The root bulb is firmly anchored in the Ayurveda philosophy and a key element in Asian cooking. The reasons are obvious. Ginger and ginger extract contain over 160 precious ingredients!

Originally ginger is native to Southeast Asia, the leading areas of cultivation being Indonesia,Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, and also South America and Australia. The plant has an underground rhizome and can grow to a height of 50 to 150 centimeters. The main part used is the root bulb in which the most valuable ingredients are concentrated. The percentage of essential oils is 1.5 to 3.0 %, This part also contains the pungent substances being the basis of the characteristic ginger taste. The predominant pungent substances are gingerols und shogaols. Ginger has even more amazing ingredients; it is a real treasure.


Ginger extract and its ingredients

Ginger was nominated the medicinal plant of the year 2018. No wonder, in view of its richness in minerals. It is highly concentrated in sodium, phosphor, calcium, magnesium and iron, the percentage being 1.2 % in the root alone. The bulb is a super source of vitamin C: 100 grams of ginger contain up to 6000 milligrams vitamin C. Also, the contents of vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin) are considerable. Ginger provides relevant quantities of copper and manganese and lower proportions of iron and zinc. Not to forget the flavonoid kaempherol in ginger extract.


Why ginger extract is so healthy

The mentioned ingredients have numerous positive properties. For example, the essential oils borneol and cineol. Borneol enhances the bioavailability of other active ingredients, while cineol has expectorant and antibacterial effects. The anti-cancerous and ant-inflammatory qualities are attributed to the flavonoid kaempherol. The two pungent substances, too, render outstanding services. Several studies have proven the anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-cancerous effects of gingerols. Shogaols are said to be so-called neuro-enhancers able to boost memory performance and intellectual capability.

The trace elements in ginger extract have many positive properties. Zinc plays an important role in cell division, growth, immune defense and hormone production. Manganese is involved in glycogen synthesis and bone metabolism. Copper is a key factor in pigment metabolism.

The numerous minerals are important players in the regulation of water and electrolyte balance and cellular exchange processes. They are essential for the function of many enzymes and the signal transmission in neurons, muscle cells and heart muscle cells.

The vitamins in ginger extract: It is abundant in vitamin C that is a potent antioxidant and essential in collagen synthesis. Several B vitamins support the energy metabolism, the synthesis of amino acids and the nervous system.


Ginger extract in cosmetics

Ginger extract is receiving increasing attention in cosmetics thanks to its many benefits for skin. Ginger extract fights inflammations in the body and helps to improve microcirculation which is important for healthy and beautiful skin. In addition, ginger is an antiseptic miracle performer destroying possibly pathogenic microorganisms. Ginger extract seems to be optimally suitable for the control of acne and other skin problems.

Ginger applied as a mask quickly leads to a noticeable boost in blood circulation. The oxygenation of cells is improved and skin immediately looks younger and fresher. Ginger extract promotes the natural synthesis of collagen and elastin resulting in younger looking, radiant skin. Skin’s appearance is lastingly improved. Irregular or very pale complexion can benefit from ginger extract.

It is ideal to prepare skin for a thorough cleansing treatment. Why? The ingredients dilate the pores, therefore the cleansing products that follow can work more efficiently.

The only disadvantage of the cosmetic use of ginger: Its effect is rather intense; therefore, it is not recommendable for sensitive or irritated skin or rosacea, sore skin or injured skin.

Except for the conditions mentioned it can be used for all skin types. To test whether ginger extract is safe to use it is recommendable to check the product on a small, not very noticeable spot on the body before actual use.

100 milliliter ginger extract concentrates up to 1.5 kilograms fresh ginger.


Portrait   Ginger extract

INCI: Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Water/Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract

Effects: skin care effect, invigorates skin, protects human body cells against harmful oxidation caused by free radicals

Key ingredients: pungent substances (gingerols and shogaols), vitamin C, B vitamins, calcium, potassium, zinc, phosphor, sodium, copper, manganese


Cosmetics with ginger extract

Ginger extract is a true gift for the skin revealing its freshness and clarity. It is ideal to integrate into superior cosmetic products. The spice plant has not only many benefits for health but also for skin, whether its extracts are used in acne treatments or facial masks with circulation-boosting effect or creams.

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