Turmeric

Curcuma longa
Botanical name: 
Curcuma longa

Gently cleansing and tonifying

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Analgesic - local pain relief
Immune Stimulant - colds, coughs, influenza
Digestive Tonic - constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, IBS, sluggish digestion,
Vulnerary - healing cracked skin, excema, cuts and grazes
Diuretic/Cleansing - toxin build up
Sedative - panic, shock, hysteria, fear, nervous conditions, insomnia
Anti-inflammatory - rashes, inflamed skin, allergy,
Emotional Regulator - shock, grief, anxiety, depression
Family: 
Zingiberaceae
Country of origin: 
India, China
Part of plant used: 
Rhizome
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Warm peppery oils, citrus and florals.
Chemical character: 
Ketone type
Safety information: 
No known contra-indications.
Odour profile: 
Spicy, light ginger, earthy and warm.
Plant description: 
Tall herb with thick yellow-orange root, yellow flowers.
Historical use: 
Traditionally used as a cleanser and blood purifier in Ayurvedic medicine. Tumeric is an ingredient of curry powder.

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