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BOTANICAL NAME Curcuma longa

PARTS USED
Roots

EXTRACTION METHOD
Steam distilled

NOTE CLASSIFICATION
Base

AROMA & COLOR
Golden color with a warm spicy, earthy smell

HISTORY

In South Asia turmeric has a lengthy history as a medicine, spice and coloring agent. India produces the majority of the world’s turmeric crop and is considered to be the best in the world.

A popular cooking spice, it is also known as “Indian Saffron”. The vivid color of the turmeric root is also a source of orange and yellow dyes for silk and wool, traditional coloring for the robes of Buddhist monks.

In South Asia and Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric has been used for centuries as a natural remedy to treat skin conditions including curbing acne, reducing blemishes and scars and discouraging facial hair growth in women.  In some parts of India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, a turmeric paste is applied to the skin of the bride and groom before marriage to make the skin glow. Today, it is most notably known for its ability to help calm aching joints, whether from aging or overexertion.

Common Uses

  • Reduce Pain & Inflammation – Use Organic Turmeric to help block the enzymes that cause inflammation in the joints. A perfect choice for relief of pain associated with arthritis or other joint disorders.
  • Detoxify the BodyTurmeric is well-known in the holistic health world for its ability to help improve liver health. The liver is our most vital detoxifying organ, and its condition affects the entire body. It can also stimulate urination, as a diuretic substance, which further speeds the release of excess toxins, fats, and salts from the body.
  • Optimize DigestionStimulates the digestive system, allowing for increased production of gastric juices and better digestive functioning. A natural remedy for bloating, cramping, or excess gas.
  • Skin Care – Organic Turmeric Oil can reduce the appearance of blemishes and fine lines, be helpful as a natural acne treatment  and help protect the skin against environmental impurities.

PRECAUTIONS Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test before using.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.