Tumeric essential Oil - Curcuma longa - Vietnam
Turmeric has been known for thousands for years for its amazing health-promoting properties. There are various ways one can use turmeric, using turmeric essential oil (obtained from turmeric root) is one of them.
Extraction pulls out all oil-friendly compounds from turmeric root. Turmeric essential oil then can be used in various ways to provide benefits against inflammation, muscle pains, etc.
Turmeric oil is very powerful and packed with rare compounds as it is extracted from such a powerful healer herb. When analyzed turmeric oil may show the presence of 400-500 different kinds of molecules.
Turmeric oil can be taken orally or applied externally. Here are some uses of turmeric essential oil.
Anti-inflammatory: Some turmeric oils are 60-65% alpha-curcumene (a Sesquiterpene hydrocarbon). This is also the main constituent in turmeric root which gives turmeric its anti-inflammatory properties.
Turmeric oil has been used with other essential oil such as Frankincense, Plai, etc. for preparing anti-inflammatory and pain relieving formulas.
Arthritis and joint problems: Turmeric oil has been found useful for arthritis and joint care. It also helps in muscle pain.
Industrial usage: Turmeric oil is used as spice in food industry. It is also used in pharma industry where it is used in making anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, antiseptic (and more) drugs / ointments.
Digestion related: Zingeriberene and 6-gingerol are main compounds present in turmeric oil which help in bringing digestive system in order and also stops formation of gas in gastrointestinal tract.
Benefits to liver: Ar-turmerone, a compound present in turmeric oil is known to support liver and keep it healthy.
Anticancer : Turmeric and turmeric oil both are now known to have anti-cancer properties.
Skin and hair: turmeric oil is also known to help in preventing hair loss, especially male pattern baldness. This action is also attributed to its anti-oxidation and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric oil is also used in many skin care formulas to make skin look younger.
Other health promoting properties of turmeric oil: As with turmeric, turmeric oil is also anti-allergic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-parasitic, antiviral and antiworm. It is also considered to be good antivenom.