Turmeric Essential Oil
Botanical Name:Curcuma longa
Plant Part: Root
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A base note with a medium aroma, Turmeric Essential Oil has the same fragrant woody scent as the powdered spice
Turmeric essential oil is an excellent antioxidant and can be diffused - combines well with ginger, citrus oils, and ylang ylang (other oils listed below). The aroma is very similar to the culinary spice and can be used in cooking (heating oil phase)
- Turmeric oil has been shown to stimulate regeneration of cells in the brain.
- Turmeric essential oil can help you recover from the common cold
- The essential oil of turmeric has shown potential as a natural epilepsy treatment.
- Studies have shown that curcumin and turmeric essential oil successfully reduces symptoms of depression
- The liver can greatly benefit from turmeric essential oil’s protective and anti-inflammatory abilities.
- Turmeric essential oil can be used topically to help soothe joint and muscle aches and even arthritis.
- For stress relief and aromatherapy, diffuse or inhale turmeric essential oil.
- For external use, especially helpful for inflammation and pain relief, create a massage oil by diluting 5 drops of turmeric essential oil with 1-2 teaspoons of a carrier oil and apply it to areas of concern.
"Turmeric, a rhizome of Curcuma longa, is a herb known for its medicinal properties and is a more acceptable and viable option for a common man. It has proven properties like anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective, immunostimulant, antiseptic, and antimutagenic. Due to these properties, it is quite useful in dentistry as well. It has a role in the treatment of periodontal diseases and oral cancers. Turmeric can also be used as a mouthwash." J Nat Sci Biol Med. 2013 Jan-Jun; 4(1): 3–7
In one study, a major component of Turmeric (Rhizoma Curcuma) essential oil, was found to inhibit influenza virus replication showing antiviral activity against the H1N1 and H3N2 influenza A viruses and the influenza B virus. Specifically, the component inhibited the attachment and replication of the virus. It also showed “effective protection against lethal infection and reduced the virus titres in the lung.” “Our results suggest that [Turmeric essential oil component] may have the potential to be developed as a therapeutic agent alone or in combination with other agents for the treatment of influenza virus infection.” (2)
Works well with Pumpkin Seed carrier oil
Before applying any essential oil to your skin, always perform a small patch test after diluting the essential oil in a carrier oil.
Always diluted before topical uses and patch test before first use. Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and as a digestive aid.
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