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Tact Turmeric oil

Turmeric (Curcuma longa L) is known worldwide for its multipurpose use in medicine, cosmetics, food flavoring and textile industries. Several Pharmacological activities of turmeric like anti inflammatory, hepato-protective, antimicrobial, wound healing, anticancer, anti-tumor and antiviral properties are due to the presence of curcum in present in the rhizome and essential oil found both I the rhizomes and leaves. There is over increasing demand for leaf oil of turmeric due to its use in medicine, perfume and aromatherapy.

Turmeric oil is used for various therapeutic purposes. For centuries the plant has been used for curing colds and chills.

Traditionally used in Indian curries the food is an effective food colorant and used for flavoring dishes.

Termed as the "Indian saffron" , the spice is known for its vibrant yellow coloring. Commonly used in powder form, the spice has been used for centuries as a coloring agent in various dishes. Oil is extracted from the rhizome (underground stem) of the Curcuma longa plant, using steam distillation process. The oil is characterized by a spicy, woody scent.

Uses of Turmeric oil

  • The oil can be used on skin for treating wounds and dermatosis. It also acts as an effective insect repellent.
  • Turmeric oil can be used for treating various digestive conditions like flatulence, indigestion and lack of appetite.
  • In aromatherapy the use of the oil helps you to relax. Anxiety, fatigue and other stress related symptoms are alleviated by such processes.
  • It helps to relieve joint and muscle aches.
  • The oil is also good for treating liver congestion.
  • The antibacterial properties of the oil are used for treating infections.

Turmeric Medicinal Use

From many years awareness of turmeric and its use as medicine is continuously increasing. A flowering plant, Turmeric, in the ginger family, is commonly used as a food coloring and is one of the basic ingredients in curry powder. To heal many health disorders like liver problems, digestive disorders, treatment  for skin diseases and wound healing turmeric has long been used in medicinal as an anti-inflammatory. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric which has been shown to have a wild range of therapeutic effects.

Digestive disorders

Turmeric is considered as a digestive bitter and a carminative. It can be added into foods including rice and bean dishes to improve digestion, reduce gas and bloating. It is a cholagogue, stimulating bile production in the liver and encouraging excertion of bile via the gallbladder. This improves the body's ability to digest fats. For chronic digestive weakness and/or congestion turmeric is recommended. It can be taken as a single extract or in the form of digestive bitters, which combine turmeric with other bitter and carminative herbs. Turmeric is beneficial for people who feel tired after consuming meals or who experience gas and bloating. Whatever way turmeric is consumed it is beneficial to both the digestive system and the liver.

Liver diseases

Turmeric is beneficial for its influence on the liver. In spring more consumption of herbs and foods can strengthen the liver. Turmeric shares similar liver protectant compounds that milk thistle and artichoke leaves contain. It is sald to shrink engorged hepatic ducts, so it can be useful to treat liver conditions, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, and jaundice.

Cancer

Recent scientific research confirm that turmeric can cure host of diseases, also they found that turmeric restrain the growth of various types of cancer. Turmeric is used for the treatment of skin cancer or pre cancerous skin conditions. Both topical and internal uses are beneficial.

Atherosclerosis

Turmeric may be helpful in preventing the blockage of arteries that can gradually cause a heart attack or stroke in one of two ways. Turmeric makes cholesterol levels low and inhibits the oxidation of LDL (bad cholesterol). Oxidized LDL deposits in the walls of blood vessels and contributes to the atherosclerotic plaque. Turmeric may also prevent platelet build up along the walls of an injured blood vessel, platelets collecting at the site of a damaged blood vessel cause blood clots to form and blockage of the artery as well.