Tumeric Essential Oils
Take the roots of the turmeric plant, apply the process of steam distillation, and you end up with an essential oil that does everything from flavor food and increase cognition to prevent hair loss and optimize digestion… and everything in between. The plant in question is native to Asia and found in any number of dishes there. This is a good thing because turmeric is packed with numerous active compounds and nutrients. But using turmeric as a spice is only one method of introducing its amazing effects to the human body. The essential oils, which have a thin consistency and a woody, spicy, warm, earthy scent, can be both inhaled and applied topically.
Overall Benefits of Turmeric Essential Oils
- Women may experience relief from several menstrual associated symptoms including cramps, pelvic pain, nausea, fatigue, and menstrual pain from their use
- They have an abundance of anti-inflammatory properties
- They are used in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders
- The use of these oils has been found to be beneficial in healthy heart maintenance
- Some individuals utilize these essential oils to aid in the reduction of depression and stress
- They have proven beneficial in body detoxification
- The use of these oils may boost an individual’s cognitive abilities
- They are thought by some to not only work in the prevention of cystic fibrosis but possibly the prevention of certain types of cancer
Uses for Turmeric Essential Oils
These essential oils blend well with others such as clary sage, nutmeg, cinnamon bark, clove bud, and ginger. Turmeric is a major ingredient in supplements and a healthy diet for its concentrations of the following: minerals – magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese; vitamins – K, niacin, C, and B6; and nutrients – protein, carbs, and fiber.
Precautions concerning this essential oil depend largely on the individual, how the oil is introduced to one’s system, and the amount that is used. Care must be taken regarding pregnancy, blood pressure, mouth/nose/eyes, skin irritation, and possible stomach upset. When in doubt, consult your physician before committing to any new regimen.