Health, Wellness and Beauty

9 Turmeric Essential Oil Benefits

Although nearly everyone has heard of turmeric – the golden spice- most don’t use it in their daily lives. Turmeric is recognized as a powerful herb that has the ability to fight and possibly reverse disease. Aside from its long history of medicinal uses in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, it’s also used as a spice and coloring agent. What many of you may not know is that turmeric is also available in essential oil form as well.

Turmeric Essential Oil Benefits

Turmeric essential oil is an extraordinary natural health agent that is showing promise for its anticancer effects. It’s anti-allergic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiparasitic, antiviral and anti-worm. The principle ingredient in turmeric is curcumin — a powerful, potent and promotes health and protects against a vast range of health conditions. It’s also deemed one of the strongest natural antibiotics on Earth. With all these impressive credentials, it’s benefits are well recognized.

Turmeric Essential Oil Benefits & Uses

Cardiovascular Health

Curcumin has positive and powerful effects on the health of our hearts. It protects the heart with its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant abilities. It also has the potential to hinder the development of atherosclerosis or clogged arteries.

Lowers Inflammation

Alpha-curcumene is a chemical derived from curcumin and it’s found in very high concentration in turmeric essential oil. It’s anti-inflammatory benefits soothe gout, arthritis, headaches, muscle pain and joint disorders.

Helps Fight Cancer

It’s been shown that turmeric oil as well as curcumin, the main ingredient in turmeric exhibit the ability to fight various types of cancer. Its anti-mutagenic properties can prevent the multiplication and reproduction of cancer cells, especially colon cancer.

Stimulate Circulation

Turmeric spice and oil can help improve blood circulation. Curcumin promotes heart health by preventing platelets from clotting in the arteries and blood vessels which improves circulation of blood in the body.

Helps Prevent Neurologic Diseases

Turmerone – an active ingredient in turmeric oil – can inhibit microglia activation. When the Microglia cell in the brain and the spinal cord are triggered, brain disease will start. Turmerone has been shown to prevent this cell from being activated, thereby preventing brain disease. This is good news for people suffering from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Detoxifies the Body & Liver Health

Our liver is the most vital detoxifying organ and its health affects our entire body. Turmeric essential oil is well known in the holistic world for its effectiveness in maintaining liver health. Ar-turmerone is the primary ingredient in turmeric oil is directly linked to liver health and detoxification.

Depression and Anxiety Relief

Turmeric essential oil has been essential in the fight against depression and anxiety. Turmeric oil combined with curcumin can improve moods, promote positive feelings and minimizing anxiety.

Improves Digestion

One of turmeric essential oil’s components is Zingiberene, making up 30% of the oil. This component is known to have a strong effect on the gastrointestinal system. It’s been shown to not only reduce bloating/cramping and gas, but also optimize nutrient uptake and the digestive process.

Skin and Hair Care

The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric oil protect the skin from free radicals and keep the skin healthy and glowing. It’s known to have anti-aging components that will keep the skin looking years younger. The antibacterial properties of the oil help fight acne and other unattractive skin conditions. It can also help with wound healing, eczema, psoriasis, wrinkles, cuts and burns.

How to Use

Turmeric oil can be blended with other essential oils like cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, ylang-ylang and vanilla for aromatherapy use. Put 2 or 3 drops alone or one drop of a few different essential oils in a diffuser. For external use, always dilute a few drops of a carrier oil like coconut oil or jojoba and apply to the area needed. Please, note,**Turmeric essential oil may interact with diabetic medication, so please check with your physician first before using.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It’s not intended to offer any medical advice whatsoever. If you have any health concerns, see your healthcare provider.


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  • I haven’t tried tumeric before but I’m really interested in it. Reducing inflammation would be extremely beneficial to me.

  • I LOVE turmeric! While in SE Asia I had a dish that was called katupa, coconut milk, turmeric, garlic and rice. It gives it this bright color and bite. After trying it, I looked into it more, it’s a seriously great little plant! It is often used to process cashews … which are toxic when eaten fresh!

  • I didn’t know there was an essential oil form of turmeric. It has so many impressive health benefits! It’s amazing that it can even help prevent neurological diseases!

  • I knew some of the benefits of Turmeric but your list is even more impressive. I would rather use something natural like this.

  • My sister swears by the benefits of Turmeric for her arthritis. Your list is very informative and thank you for sharing it. I am going to try using Turmeric for my anxiety.

  • I hadn’t realised that there are so very many benefits with tumeric essential oil, good to know.

  • I love tumeric! I’ve used it for a long time now. You have to be careful about staining though!

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