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Turmeric or Indian Saffron - (Curcuma Longa) back

Turmeric is also called 'Indian Saffron' because of its brilliant yellow color. India alone produces the whole crop of turmeric. It is a very common spice in India. Turmeric is part of almost all Indian curry powders. Turmeric root is very similar in appearance to gingerroot. Indian cuisine lays emphasis on Turmeric's therapeutic effect against gastric disorders. In India, turmeric has long been known for its cosmetic and wound healing properties. Eating Turmeric is an insurance against Alzheimer's.

The essential oil: The oil is steam distilled from the rhizomes and it is bright yellow brown in colour. The odour is fresh, spicy-woody, oriental aroma. The chief constituents of the essential oil are turmerone (60%) and related compounds, and zingiberene (25%).

Properties: Stimulating digestive and liver
Analgesic & Anti-inflammatory

Directions: Digestive and Liver Disorders
Anti-inflammatory in the treatment of rheumatism.
stomach cramps

External Use:Massage: Dilute well with other essential oils.
For inhalation, the essential oil of Turmeric is effective in alleviating the early symptoms of colds it clears the sinuses and lungs.

Specalties: Not recommended for pregnant women or nursing mothers and young children.

Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Some oils are prohibited to pregnant women and children. Keep away from flame.