Pure Turmeric Essential Oil (Curcuma longa)The Oil is extracted from the rhizome by steam distillation. The Oil has a spicy gingery orange perfume and is slightly green to a yellow color. This Oil is used in aromatherapy to balance, stimulate and relax. It is an anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritis and anti-oxidant, anti-allergic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral and antiworm. It is also considered to be good antivenom. It blends well with ginger or ylang ylang Oils. Turmeric Oil has been known for thousands for years for its amazing health promoting properties. There are various ways one can use Turmeric, using Turmeric Oil (obtained from turmeric root) is one of them. Extraction pulls out all Oil friendly compounds from Turmeric root. Turmeric Oil then can be used in various ways to provide benefits against inflammation, muscle pains, etc. Turmeric Oil is very powerful and packed with rare compounds as it is extracted from such a powerful healer herb. When analyzed Turmeric Oil may show the presence of 400-500 different kinds of molecules. What is even more amazing is that many of these molecules have receptor sites in our neuroendocrine systems too.Constituents Sesquiterpene alcohol – 50%Zingeriberene and other Sesquiterpene hydrocarbons – 30%d-a-phellandrene – 4%Cineol – 3%d-sabinene – 2%d-borneol – 2.5%Valeric acid – 0.1%Benefits And UsesTurmeric Oil can be taken orally or applied externally. Here are some uses of Turmeric Oil. Anti-inflammatory: Some turmeric Oils are 60-65% (a Sesquiterpene hydrocarbon). 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, Plai, etc. for preparing anti-inflammatory and pain relieving formulas. Arthritis and joint problems: Turmeric Oil has been found useful for arthritis and joint care. It also helps in muscle pain. Digestion related: Zingeriberene and 6-gingerol are main compounds present in Turmeric Oil which help in bringing digestive system in order and also stops formation of gas in gastrointestinal tract.liver: Ar-turmerone, a compound present in Turmeric Oil is known to support liver and keep it healthy. Precautions while taking Turmeric Oil: As with all essential Oils basic precautions should be taken with usage if Turmeric Oil too. This is a very highly concentrated form and thus excess can cause problems. In case you plan to use Turmeric Oil on your skin, do a patch test first and see if there are any reactions. Turmeric Oil makes your skin more sensitive to UV light, thus use in small concentrations (less than 1%) if you plan to go out in sun within 48 hrs of application. Pregnant women should always use Turmeric Oil (or in fact any essential Oil) after due consultation with their doctor.