Turmeric, a member of the ginger family Zingiberaceae, is a popular herb that has a long history of use as a spice in culinary dishes.
Turmeric oil is extracted from its roots by steam distillation, cures a number of ailments, and is used in perfumes, and its resin is used as a flavor and color component in foods.
Turmeric oil contains therapeutic properties like antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, potent anti-tumor, and anti-cancer, calming, grounding, antidepressant components.
Turmeric oil is popularly used as a spice in the food industry and in the pharmacy industry where it is used as an ingredient in many anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, anti-microbial, anti-fungal and antiseptic drugs and skin creams.
- Turmeric oil has been used with other essential oils like Frankincense, for preparing anti-inflammatory and pain relieving formulas.
- Turmeric oil has been found useful for arthritis and joint care and helps in muscle pain.
- Turmeric oil is used to help in preventing hair loss, especially baldness in men.
- It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.
- It helps in the treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.
- Turmeric oil is a powerful antioxidant that helps to promote heart health, memory, and boost the immune system.
- With it calming substance, turmeric oil calms the nerves and helps with stress or depression.
- Turmeric oil promotes metabolism in the body. It is bitter, slightly pungent and a good blood purifier, and works as a tonic to aid digestion and relieve congestion. It has a soothing action on respiratory ailments such as cough and asthma. Turmeric may be added to high-protein food to assist digestion and prevent the formation of gas.
- It protects the cardiovascular system by lowering serum cholesterol and inhibiting platelet aggregation.
Turmeric in a standardized supplement form is recommended if you are using it in order to improve health problems and it is safe to take.