Turmeric is a perennial plant with roots and tubers and the oil is considered as strong relaxant and balancer. Historically it has been used as an antiseptic and also used for skin care use against acne and facial hair for women. The botanical name of the plant is curcuma longa and the part used for extraction of the oil is root. The plant is native of India and is widely used in medicines, cosmetics, food, aromatherapy and skin care products. The oil has amazing health promoting properties and the extraction of the oil pulls out all oil friendly compounds from the turmeric root. The oil is widely used for providing benefits against inflammation, muscle pains etc. Turmeric oil has rare compounds packed in it and it is a powerful healer herb.
Different kinds of Molecules
The turmeric oil has presence of more than 400 to 500 different kinds of molecules in it and the main constituents are Sesquiterpene alcohol, Zingeriberene, Sesquiterpene hydrocarbons, d-a-phellandrene, Cineol, d-sabinene, d-borneol, aleric acid etc. The constituents of the oil vary depending on the turmeric used and also the method used. The turmeric oil can be taken orally or applied externally and the oil is a known anti-inflammatory. It can be blended with other essential oils like Frankincense, etc for making anti-inflammatory and pain relieving medicines. It is used for arthritis, muscle pain and joint problems. The oil is used as spice in food and industry and also in pharmaceutical industries. In the pharmaceutical industry it is used as an ingredient in making anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, antiseptic ointments.
Ar-turmerone, which is a compound present in turmeric oil, supports the liver and keeps it healthy. Turmeric oil and turmeric have anti-cancer properties and is the oil is known to help prevent hair loss. The oil is used in many skin care formulas and it helps in making the skin look younger and fresher. The oil is also used as anti-allergic, antibacterial, anti fungal, antimicrobial, anti-parasitic, antiviral and for de-worming. Turmeric is also good anti-venom. Precautions should be taken when using turmeric oil and make sure that one take not more than 5 drops of turmeric oil orally in a day.