Turmeric Essential Oil
- Product Code: EO-T07
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £2.15
Turmeric (Curcuma longa), also known as Indian Saffron and Indian Yellow Root, is a perennial tropical herb belonging to the ginger (Zingiberaceae) family. Native to India and Southeast Asia this golden spice has been used for thousands of years for culinary, religious and medicinal purposes. It is a staple ingredient in Asian and Middle Eastern cooking and has long been used in Ayurvedic, Siddha and Traditional Chinese Medicine for treating a wide range of ailments.
Turmeric essential oil is steam distilled from the ‘cured’ roots (rhizomes). It is yellow in colour and has a distinctive, spicy, smoky, woody aroma. The oil is far more concentrated than the actual spice and is renowned for its powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. It is also believed to have the following properties: analgesic, anti-arthritic, anti-fungal, antibacterial, cholagogue, digestive, diuretic, hypotensive, insecticidal, laxative, rubefacient and stimulant.
- Species: Curcuma long
- Plant family: Zingiberaceae
- Origin: India
- Note: Base
- Extraction method: Steam distilled
Can be moderately toxic and irritant if used in high quantities. Use in moderation and do not use for prolonged periods of time. Take care when applying topically as it may stain the skin or hair if used in large amounts.
Turmeric is excellent for skincare. It can help treat a range of skin conditions including minor wounds, acne, eczema, dermatitis and fungal infections. Its antioxidant action can help combat free radical damage and fight signs of ageing. It is thought to protect against sun damage and help reduce the appearance of dark spots and scars. It is also helpful for dry, irritated scalp conditions, preventing hair loss and encouraging healthy hair growth.
Turmeric has a calming, balancing effect on the emotions and is thought to help stimulate the mind and improve memory and concentration.
Turmeric essential oil is considered to be one of the best aromatherapy oils for arthritis, gout and joint care. It is warming and soothing for the muscles and good for relieving aches, pains, stiffness and inflammation. It can help to boost the immune system, relieve congestion and support the body’s response to allergens. It is also thought to support the digestive system and promote a healthy liver.
Blends well with:
Other woody oils, Cananga, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Ginger, Juniper, Lavender, Orange, Plai, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang.