Turmeric Essential Oil
Curcuma, Indian Yellow Root, Indian Saffron, Tumeric
- Turmeric Essential Oil is an ancient medicinal plant with a long list of benefits. Lately it has received well-deserved recognition from modern medicine for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Farming Method Conventionally Farmed Country of Origin India Plant Part Root Scientific Name Cucurma Ionga Application Method Bath, Compress, Inhalation, Topical
Turmeric has been used medicinally for thousands of years, and is only recently being discovered by Western science and medicine for its incredible range of health benefits.
Turmeric Essential Oil is most often used as a liver tonic but is useful also with other digestive problems, like flatulence, indigestion and lack of appetite. It has anti-inflammatory properties and assists in detoxification. Therefore it can be helpful with arthritis, joint and muscle aches.
It also has strong antioxidant activity (stronger than most essential oils) and anti-mutagenicity and thus may have a cancer preventing effect. Overall it is a warming, relaxing oil, known to help ease anxiety, fatigue, exhaustion and other stress related symptoms.
Colds, Fever: Direct Inhalation, Steam Inhalation (except in the case of asthma)
Poor Digestion: Topical Application, Compress
Arthritis, Bruises, Inflammation, Infection, Rheumatism: Topical Application, Massage, Whole Body Massage, Compress, AromaticBath
Moderately toxic and irritant in high concentration. Possible sensitization problems.
Turmeric has a long history of use as a medicine, a spice and as a coloring agent. In Chinese medicine it is used for bruises, sores, ringworm, toothache, colic, chest pains and menstrual problems. It was also once used to treat jaundice.
About the Plant
A perennial tropical herb, growing up to 3 ft high. It has a thick rhizome root and yellow flowers. Turmeric looks very much like ginger, with tall shoots and abundant elegant leaves, and is a member of the same botanical family.
Turmeric Essential Oil is steam distilled from the rhizome of curcuma longa. The highly aromatic orange root has many uses. Its major constituents are unique to turmeric oil: ar-curcumene, ar-turmerone, alpha turmerone and beta turmerone.
Except for its energetic quality, Turmeric Oil does not have the anti-cancer activity the spice has; the reason is that curcumin, which is part of the active principal in the spice, is not contained in the essential oil in significant quantities.
Scent: Fresh, spicy, woody
Blends With: Clary Sage, Ginger
Fragrance Note: Base.
Composition: Tumerone, ar-tumerone, atlantones, zingiberene, cineol, borneol, sabinene, phellandrene.