The Golden Spice
This gorgeous, golden spice with it's mild scent and flavor is rich with all sorts of good health benefits. The essential oil derived from the turmeric plant is also credited with powerful healing benefits and has long been used in both Chinese and Indian medicine.
Turmeric is a spice that has a lengthy history and important role in traditional cultures throughout the Eastern world. It has a mild, peppery flavor and rich orangey-red or yellow color. It also has a rich history for its use as a medicine and health agent. Twenty percent of on'e s daily manganese requirements, ten percent of iron, five percent of vitamin B and around three percent of potassium, copper and fiber can be found in just a couple of tablespoons of ground turmeric. It's molecules have anti-allergic, antibiotic, cancer-preventative, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant effects. Lastly, turmeric has health promoting vitamins, phenols and other alkaloids.
Turmeric Essential Oil is derived from the underground roots of the plant, which are bright orange with a yellowish skin. It is yellow and boasts a mild sweet, woody scent with notes of spice. This oil is typically distilled from the turmeric root through hydro- or steam distillation.
Turmeric Essential Oil is considered potent in fighting an impressive variety of serious health issues. Some of the reported benefits include:
One of the best essential oils for arthritis and joint pain
Helps relieve symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis
Fights against obesity
Helps lower cholestrol
Helps lower blood pressure
Relieves depression and anxiety
Improves the common cold
Protects against Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases
Improves liver health
Treats bowel disease & aides in digestion
Protects the heart
Discourages acne and facial hair
Helps combat Breast Cancer
May reduce Leukemia cells
Helps fight colon cancer
Turmeric Essential Oil can be diffused aromatically, used topically directly in small quantities or via a carrier oil, or ingested with honey, smoothies, or food. Because it is so potent, some potential side effects include skin irritation, stomach upset, nausea, hypo-tension, and skin inflammation.