Turmeric Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Curcuma longa
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled from a solvent extracted (Hexane) concrete
Parts Used: Root
Note Classification: Base
Aroma: Fresh, spicy-woody
Largest Producing Countries: India, China, and Japan
Traditional Use: Has a long history as a medicine, spice, and coloring agent.
Properties: Analgesic, antiarthritic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antioxidant, cholagogue, digestive, diuretic, insecticidal, stimulant
Benefits: Bruises, colds, diarrhea, fever, infections, inflammation, wounds. The antiarthritic and anti-inflammatory actions of this oil may be useful added to an ointment.
Blends Well With: Cistus, clary sage, ginger, ylang ylang
Of Interest: Fresh turmeric leaves can be used to wrap and cook food in.
Safety Data: May cause skin irritation. Not for internal use.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).