The Well-being Uses and Health
Benefits of Turmeric Oil

This is the spice that gives the rich yellow colour and buttery flavour to many sumptuous Indian curries; however, its many health benefits make it much more than just a delightful addition to your kitchen.

If you enjoy Indian food then this spice will probably be very familiar to you. If so, I'm guessing you've tried the ground powder and may been lucky enough to have had it fresh, but have you tried turmeric oil?

Info and Uses of Turmeric Oil

picture of turmeric root

Available at many natural food stores and herb shops, it's a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory.

The oil's colour ranges from a light yellow to a darker mustard shade, and it generally has a very fresh and spicy aroma.

Note: It is not water soluble, and is sold either in liquid form or in liquid gel capsules.

The active ingredient is curcumin, which is drawn out of the turmeric root using steam before it's blended. Click here for general info about this spice.

Today, this turmeric extract is being hailed as a super-power in fighting everything from stomach ailments to cancer. And...

  • Many people use it to ease the pain of arthritis
  • Used externally it can soothe cuts and burns on the skin
  • A daily supplement can be used to alleviate stress or anxiety, as well as symptoms of depression
  • It's used in aromatherapy for relaxation
  • A few drops on the skin make an effective insect repellent
  • Can be used internally for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties

Further Notes and Uses

picture of turmeric powder

The key to its effective use lies in understanding that this is a very potent product and needs to be handled with care. It must be diluted before use.

Note: If you don't have any of the turmeric oil, it's worth noting the fresh root and ground powder also have a ton of therapeutic qualitiesRead more about these.

Another good way to enjoy it, is to use the powder to make a potent cup of tea. Click for my recipe.

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