A perennial herbaceous plant native to Southern India and Indonesia, Turmeric comes from the same family as ginger - Zingiberaceae. The essential oil comes from the rhizomes via steam distillation and has a warm, spicy, earthy, and woody aroma.
Turmeric is a prominent herb in traditional Ayurvedic medicine and has been used in cooking and religious ceremonies in India for the last 4,000 years. Its main constituents are Turmerone and ar-Turmerone which makes it an extremely versatile and potent essential oil. When using this oil to add a subtle kick of flavour to curries and salad dressings, remember that a little goes a long way. A drop or two should be enough for that extra layer of taste!
Turmeric also translates to "sacred earth" in Latin which is very appropriate given its grounding and warming qualities. When you're spaced-out and feeling all over the place, diffuse in the morning to get you grounded and ready to take on whatever the day brings!
As a warming oil, Turmeric also comes in handy when the temperature drops along with your mood. Diffuse for its rejuvenating aroma. You may also put a drop or two in your cupped hands and inhale for an instant dose of positivity!
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