What Is Turmeric?
Turmeric is a flowering herb related to ginger with fibrous roots and a savory flavor. Grown throughout Southeast Asia, turmeric is known worldwide as the spice that gives curry seasoning its color and distinctive flavor. The root is also used as a natural yellow dye. The rhizomes and tubers of this plant have been used in holistic Ayurveda health practices for their powerful benefits for nearly 4,000 years. Turmeric has also been used historically in China and Sri Lanka.
What Is Turmeric Oil Good For?
Recent scientific attention on curcumin, a chemical constituent of turmeric root, has rekindled interest in turmeric oil’s health benefits. Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant, and Turmeric essential oil has been shown to help increase curcumin potency and absorption.* Turmeric also contains the chemical components ar-Turmerone and Turmerone. These chemical constituents are known for their nervous system benefits.*
Turmeric is a powerful essential oil. When taken internally, it offers daily antioxidant support and helps support a healthy nervous system, cellular function, and immune response.* It also helps support healthy glucose and lipid metabolism, and healthy circulation.* When inhaled, Turmeric uplifts mood and emotions.