Turmeric essential oil is the essence of the turmeric plant, known as ‘golden spice’ in South Asia. It is part of the Zingiberaceae family of herbs the same as Ginger. This plant is very popular in Ayurvedic medicines. Therefore, it is a household name in Indian houses for thousands of years.
Recent research indicates that turmeric oil is anti-allergic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiparasitic, antiviral and anti-worm. Due to this, this is one of the most complete essential oil. It is also a strong relaxant and balancer for aromatherapy. One of the major active compounds in this oil is curcumin, a super-powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Turmeric essential oil contains active compounds making it one of the most powerful healing herbs on the planet. We don’t recommend ingesting essential oil but there are turmeric pills which you can take a supplement.
|Botanical Name||Curcuma Longa|
|Extraction Method||CO2 or Steam Distillation|
|Aroma||Sweet and Woody with notes of Spice|
|Parts Used||Underground roots|
Health benefits of Turmeric Essential Oil:
- Maintains oral health
- Can ease arthritis pain
- Treats Depression
- Strengthening the immune system
- Relieves Cold And Congestion
- Works As A Detoxifying Agent
- Heals Inflammation And Pain
- Works For Better Brain Functionality
- Works For Healthy Hair
- For flawless skin.
How to use Turmeric Essential Oil:
- For stress relief and aromatherapy, diffuse or inhale 2–3 drops
- Create a massage oil by diluting 5 drops with 5 drops of carrier oil (like jojoba or coconut oil).
- Use 1 drop directly for glowing skin.
- For acne mix 2-3 drops of turmeric essential oil with any carrier oil like sweet almond oil and apply to the affected areas daily.
- For hair growth, simply add a few drops of turmeric oil to your hair oil and experience increased hair growth.
- For Herpes: Combine 3-4 drops of turmeric essential oil with 1 tsp. of coconut oil and apply liberally to the blisters and sores daily.
- Before applying Turmeric Essential Oil, do a patch test first and see if there are any reactions. Turmeric oil makes your skin more sensitive to UV light, thus use in small concentrations (less than 1%) if you plan to go out in the sun within 48 hrs of application.
- Turmeric taken in large quantities, for a long period of time can cause nausea, upset stomach, and sweat in some people.
- A high dosage of turmeric can lower blood pressure in some instances. Hence, it could react with medication taken for high blood pressure.
- People on medication must consult their doctors when using turmeric.