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Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) – Essential Oil
$9.21 – $42.43
Turmeric is Indiginous to India and other Asian countries, now cultivated in many tropical areas throughout the world. The rhizome is mildly pungent and slightly bitter. Turmeric is a member of the Ginger family called Zingiberaceae. Sometimes called Yellow Ginger as it does resemble Ginger. Turmeric is a perennial herb and grows to about one meter. It has large lance shaped leaves and spikes of flowers and fleshy roots and is sometimes called Indian Saffron.
The use of Turmeric dates back nearly 4000 years to the Vedic culture in India where is was used in cooking spice as well as having some religious aspects. In Sanskrit medical writings and Ayurvedic systems that date back to 250 BC had recommended an ointment containing Turmeric to combat food poisoning.
Turmeric has deep significance in Hindu and Buddhist culture. It symbolizes fertility and prosperity as well as purity and spiritual connection with the earth. The deep yellow has significant association with the sun and the sacral chakra.
Turmeric is a very important herb in both Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine. In Ayurvedic medicine, Turmeric is a common treatment for various respiratory conditions like asthma, rheumatism, wounds and sinus issues. Modern studies reveal that Turmeric is a potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.
Topically Turmeric Essential Oil is traditionally used as an antiseptic for wound healing and acne. A drop or two mixed with a carrier oil for hair and scalp concerns like dryness, psoriasis or dandruff. Traditionally combined in a carrier oil for joint pain and applied over the lungs and sinuses to support respiratory issues. Turmeric is combined in facial creams or oils to help diminish fine lines and dark spots.