Turmeric, also known as curcuma, is a perennial herb that belongs to the ginger family. Turmeric has a very long history of medicinal use as well as cooking and religious ceremonies.
|County of Origin||India|
|Therapeutic Properties||Analgesic, antiarthritic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, bactericidal, cholagogue, digestive,diuretic, hypotensive, rubefacient, stimulant|
|Approx. Shelf Life||2 years|
|Note Classification||Top | Middle|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distilled|
|Blends well with||Black Pepper, Ginger, Sweet Orange, Spike Lavender, Rosemary, Nutmeg, Cajeput|
History: There is over 133 species of curcuma worldwide. Has many medicinal properties like strengthening the overall energy of the body, dispelling worms, improving digestion, relieving gas, regulating menstruation, dissolving gallstones and arthritis.
Characteristics: Yellow to dark orange. Has a spicy odor similar to ginger and galangal.
Clinical Studies: Most studies involve curcumin, which is not found in the essential oil. For the studies that involve the oil, are antidiabetic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial activity, antinociceptive activity, gastroprotective activity and hepatoprotective activity.
Indications: Digestive problems and liver congestion, and treatment of arthritis and rheumatism
Subtle Aromatherapy: Warming,, helps dispel cold conditions associated with the digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems.
Mode of Administration: Bath, compress, massage, ointment, and inhalation
Safety: Turmeric essential oil has a GRAS status. It's non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitising.