Turmeric Essential Oil
Did you know that one of Turmeric’s active components is curcumin, a super-powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory? This makes Turmeric essential oil a must-have in your essential oil collection.
In fact, Turmeric is packed with incredible health-promoting benefits. Check out below some of them.
#1 Turmeric Oil for Inflammation and Pain
Curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory and can actually fight inflammation at the molecular level.
Use: To relieve topical inflammation blend 4-5 drops of turmeric oil with a tbsp. of carrier oil such as sweet almond or olive oil and apply to the affected area.
#2 Turmeric Oil for Detoxification
Turmeric has been used holistically to maintain liver health and studies show that turmeric is “hepatoprotective,” meaning it protects the liver.
#3 Turmeric Oil for Immunity
Turmeric’s immune-boosting benefits can actually support the body’s response in dealing with allergens.
Use: Diffuse a few drops of turmeric essential oil in your diffuser and let the healing vapors waft through the air.
#4 Turmeric Oil for Depression
The active compound curcumin, also boosts BNDF levels, which helps to alleviate depression symptoms.
Use: When feeling low or anxious inhale turmeric essential oil directly from the bottle or by rubbing onto the palms and cupping your hands over your face. Breathe deeply!
#5 Turmeric Oil for Herpes
While there is no known cure for the HSV virus, turmeric essential oil can help to reduce the severity and duration of the infection.
Use: In the case of genital herpes, combine 3-4 drops of turmeric essential oil with 1 tsp. of coconut oil and apply liberally to the blisters and sores daily.
#6 Turmeric Oil for Heart Health
Curcumin is by far one of the best natural remedies to promote cardiovascular health and lower cholesterol. Curcumin improves the lining of blood vessels or the endothelium. Its powerful antioxidants prevent free radicals from destroying blood vessels and restrict plaque from adhering to blood vessel walls.
#7 Turmeric Oil for Digestion
Turmeric has been used traditionally to help with digestion issues and is known to reduce bloating and cramping, encourage the elimination of gas from the system and support the digestive system.