- Certified USDA Organic
- Dilute a drop in four ounces of water
- Add a few drops to a carrier oil and massage into desired areas needed comfort, such as joints or muscles
- Add to tea or food for a warming boost
- Form: Oil
- Serving Size: 1 drop
- Number of Servings: about 250 drops
- Product Weight: 15 mL / .5 oz.
Ancient Apothecary Turmeric Essential Oil
Dr. Axe believes that, generally speaking, turmeric essential oil is one of the most powerful oils around. I use turmeric oil every day for those reasons and more.
Turmeric essential oil has been an important part of traditional herbalism for thousands of years. History points out that, for over 4,000 years, turmeric, a perennial herbaceous plant, has been known for its amazing health-promoting properties, including a number of health benefits for the skin and the whole body.
In fact, turmeric has long been revered by Ayurvedic and Chinese herbalists alike to help purify the body and to promote a thriving system. Presently, the disciplines of naturopathy and Ayurveda often recommend using turmeric to support overall health.
The yellow or orange pigment of turmeric, called curcumin, is considered a primary driver of the health benefits of turmeric.
Turmeric oil, however, also contains turmerones, which are the major constituent of turmeric rhizome essential oils, and can be present in and constitute as high as over 60 percent in turmeric essential oil.
Turmerones are also bioactive molecules in turmeric which benefit health.
Curcumin and turmerones are not the same, but they both offer health-promoting benefits to the body and it’s believed that they can even work in tandem. For example, some studies point out that a high content of turmerones—such as what’s found in turmeric essential oil—can help boost curcumin absorption.
Together, curcumin and turmerones in turmeric essential oil can offer whole-body support.
Turmeric oil uses:
- Add a drop to tea for a warming experience.
- Dilute one drop of turmeric oil in four ounces of water.
- Add a few drops to a carrier oil and massage into desired areas needed comfort, such as joints or muscles.
- For a boost to your favorite foods, add a drop to them for a turmeric twist.
- Diffuse a drop or two. Turmeric oil blends well with clary sage, ginger and ylang ylang.
Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity. Consult your physician before use, especially if pregnant, nursing, taking medication or if you have a medical condition. Avoid eyes, mucous membranes, and sensitive skin. Keep out of reach of children.