The health and cosmetic benefits of turmeric can be reaped from any of its forms: fresh herb, dry powder or essential oil. This post from Natural News sheds light on the benefits of turmeric essential oil and how to prepare it!
Turmeric is a perennial plant with roots or tubers. Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric. The health benefits of Turmeric has been known for thousands for years. There are various ways one can use turmeric, using organic turmeric essential oil is one of them. Turmeric essential oil uses abound in traditional medicine and aromatherapy for the health and cosmetic benefits.
Turmeric Essential Oil Nutrition Facts And Health Benefits
Both turmeric and turmeric oil are now recognized to have got anti-cancer qualities. Turmeric essential oil can fight against the free radicals in the body and act as an excellent antioxidant, antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory agents. Also find the aromatic turmerone (ar-turmerone) in turmeric essential oil as well as curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, both displayed the ability to fight colon cancer.
Turmeric essential oils contain 60-65% alpha-curcumin. This is also the main constituent in turmeric root which gives turmeric its anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric oil has been used with other essential oil such as Frankincense for preparing anti-inflammatory and pain relieving formulas.
Inhaling turmeric oil by adding drops of turmeric oil to hot water or using a vaporizer opens blocked nostrils immediately. It also kills germs causing common cold helping to cure faster.
Help in Digestion
Zingiberene and 6-gingerol are main compounds present in turmeric oil which help in bringing the digestive system in order and also stops the formation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract.
Turmeric essential lower blood glucose levels and reverse insulin resistance. Turmeric acted as an anti-diabetic and antioxidant in diabetes, especially type 1 diabetes, improved metabolic function and reduced the risk of plaque buildup in the arteries of type 2 diabetes patients.
It is found that turmeric can change oxalate metabolism. Oxalate forms kidney stones. Hence, anyone who is susceptible to kidney stones must be careful when taking turmeric supplements.
Homemade DIY Turmeric Essential Oil Recipe
- 2 cups of pure organic coconut oil
- Turmeric roots
Rub turmeric roots on a coarse stone with drops of water which form a smooth paste.
Collect at least two spoons of turmeric paste.
In a pan add coconut oil and heat on low flame.
Add the turmeric paste to the pan and heat for a minute by continuous swirling.
Switch off the flame and allow cooling.
Remember not to burn turmeric while heating.
Allow the oil to attain room temperature.
Transfer to the clean bottle and avoid the moisture contact.
Aromatic homemade turmeric essential oil is ready.