The warm, woody and spicy fragrance of turmeric essential oil has several medicinal abilities including cleansing (not just the body, but also the soul), energizing, strengthening, uplifting and clarifying.
While turmeric is a culinary spice, we never recommend the ingestion of essential oils.
It is believed that the use of turmeric plant began almost 4000 years ago. It was used for spiritual and medicinal purposes. Currently the turmeric essential oil extracted from the rhizomes of the plant (root stalks) is used for emotional, physical and spiritual benefits.
Turmeric is a bright yellow powdered spice that is used in Indian dishes. Both the powder and the oil are obtained from the flowering plant Curcuma longa, which belongs to the ginger family of plants. It is a perennial herbaceous plant found in Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. Turmeric and its oil have several therapeutic benefits including digestive, anti-cancer, circulatory and anti-inflammatory.