Ginger oil can be produced from fresh or dried rhizomes (ginger). Oil from the dried rhizomes will contain fewer of the low boiling point volatile compounds.
Ginger oil is commercially important as about 10 to 15 tones of this oil are estimated to be used annually in the world as a
flavoring agent for soft drinks, bitters cordials, liquors, bakery products, pickles, sauces, preserves, etc.
Ginger oil is a good expectorant it is effective in various respiratory problems such as cold, cough, flu, asthma, bronchitis , breathlessness and also as effective against cancer cells in vivo.