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Botanical Name: Curcuma longa. It is a rhizomatous herbaceous plant from the ginger family Zingiberaceae. It is a native of South Asia.
Common Method of Extraction: The common method of extraction is through steam distillation. It is distilled from the solvent extracted.
Parts Used: Root
Note Classification: Base
Aroma: The aroma of turmeric oil is spicy, woody and fresh.
Largest Producing Countries: The largest producing countries of turmeric oil are India, China and Japan. India produces the major part of the world’s turmeric crop. Indian turmeric is the best in the world as per the experts. In India it is grown in a city in South India’s Tamil Nadu, Erode. Sangli in the state of Maharashtra is the other place where turmeric is grown in India.
Traditional Use: Turmeric oil has a very long history of use as a spice and medicine. It has been used as a colouring agent also. Turmeric and its oil has been part of preparation of medicine for ages in different parts of the world. In Ayurveda practise of medicine it is a very important ingredient for majority of medicines. In Pakistan it is used as anti-inflammatory and also for intestinal problems. They also use it to clean wounds. Indians has been using turmeric to purify blood and clear skin from infections for many years. Understanding the importance of turmeric and turmeric oil as a medicine many new age companies have started using turmeric in many of the latest sunscreens.
Properties: Turmeric oil has amazing health endorsing features. It can be used in medicines and food. It helps in improving muscle pains and inflammations. It is a fantastic inflammatory and is ideal for joint problems and arthritis. It is also used for muscular aches. It can be taken orally or can be used externally. It helps in bringing the digestive system in order and helps the liver be healthy. It will not allow the gas to form in the intestines. Pharmaceutical industry uses this oil for making different kinds of ointments, creams and medicine. The anti cancer properties of the turmeric and its oil is well known in the world. It has special features to make the skin younger and flawless. It is anti-allergic, anti-bacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral and anti-worm.
Blends Well With: Turmeric oil blends well with lavender, bergamot, ginger, cinnamon, seabuckthorn, cistus, clary sage and ylangylang oils.
Of Interest: The leaves of turmeric are used for cooking food in and for wrapping food which is healthy. Turmeric oil and turmeric is used in Ayurveda and it is a documented treatment. It is used for many respiratory conditions. Turmeric plays a important part in the Chinese medicine also. They use it for many abdominal problems. It is a part of Unani medicine also where the medical practitioners use it for problems like getting rid of phlegm. It is also used for improved blood circulation.
Safety Data: Basic precaution has to be taken while using turmeric oil. Excess consumption can be dangerous. Pregnant women should use turmeric after consulting the doctor.