Uses and Benefits of Turmeric Essential Oil

Native to Southwest Asia, turmeric has a long medicinal history in Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicines.

Its most active component is curcumin, which exhibits a wide range of potent healing benefits. From anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, pain-relieving and immune strengthening actions. Turmeric shows promising results for the treatment of various conditions.

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Benefits of Turmeric Essential Oil

  • Anti-Arthritis

Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine have long harnessed the medicinal properties of turmeric to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

Turmeric essential oil contains the active component called curcumin which presents anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. Turmeric has been shown to soothe aches, cramps, pains, stiffness and inflammation in the muscles and joints (Chandran B, Goel A., 2012).

  • Skin Health

Turmeric contains anti-septic, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Increasing evidence suggests that turmeric may be useful in treating a variety of dermatological symptoms, such as acne, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and various inflammatory skin conditions (Vaughn AR, Branum A, Sivamani RK., 2016).

Additionally, a 2018 study shows promising results for treating scalp psoriasis. Patients who were treated with a turmeric tonic displayed a reduction of symptoms, including dandruff and scalp scaling, clarifying the successful use of turmeric as a treatment for such conditions.

  • Immunity

Curcumin also has its uses in stimulating the immune system, promoting blood circulation, and aid in the elimination of toxins (Dosoky, Noura S, and William N Setzer., 2018).

It’s anti-viral, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and anti-oxidant properties further enhance the immune system. In terms of the essential oil, it may be useful to diffuse the oil in a facial steam for immune support.

DIY RECIPES: Turmeric Essential Oil for Wellness

Anti-Dandruff Hair Oil

Ingredients:

How to use: Apply droplets of the oil on your scalp, and gently massage all over. Leave the oil as a hair mask until you take your shower.

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Soothing Arthritis Body Oil

Ingredients:

How to use: Massage the oil throughout your body, especially where there is soreness and pain. Starting from your feet, incorporate long strokes, going upwards, towards the direction of your heart.

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Immune-Strengthening Facial Steam

Ingredients:

How to use: prepare a bowl of warm water, and apply the essential oils. Grab your towel, wrap it around your head and the bowl. Breathe deeply and steam for up to 10 minutes. Once you have finished, splash droplets of cold water on your face and neck.

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*Please do not disregard professional medical advise. This information is not meant to treat or diagnose any medical conditions. Always consult with a healthcare practitioner for appropriate treatment. Take caution if your are diabetic, epileptic, pregnant, breastfeeding or facing any serious health issues.