Today we will discuss turmeric. It has many benefits. Some benefits are here.
What is turmeric oil?
Turmeric is a root that’s actually part of the ginger family. And turmeric root is known to have a lot of anti-inflammatory properties. If you plant it and grow it, it will continue to naturally grow year after year. So, that’s one of the best benefits of it even from a farming standpoint.
A few other incredible things about turmeric oil is what they do in order to create it is they’ll take the turmeric plant, they’ll allow steam to rise through it. And through steam distillation, it’ll separate the water compounds and the oil compounds. Those oil compounds are what makeup turmeric essential oil. Oftentimes as well they’ll make turmeric CO2 extract. That’s where they take the root. They pressurize it to get all of the beneficial and oil-based compounds out of that as well through the pressure, which is one of the best ways. And that’s what I personally use, is a turmeric CO2 extract.
And here are the beneficial compounds you’ve got to know about when it comes to turmeric and turmeric oil. The most prevalent compound in turmeric oil is called turmerone or alpha-turmerone. Now, turmerone has actually been shown to have amazing benefits at supporting your body in regenerating tissue and boosting stem cells. You know, there is some incredible research out there today on how stem cells can actually help you grow literally new body parts. So, if you tear an ACL ligament, they could take your own stem cells, inject them in the area, and it helps repair the area.
But in general, using turmeric CO2 extract or turmeric essential oil can help regenerate and create new healthy tissue, one of its biggest benefits.
Also contains a few other compounds here as well, curlone as well as curcumin. And curcumin, specifically, has anti-inflammatory benefits and has been shown to fight cancer. We know a lot of diseases today is due to inflammation. We all know turmeric, in general, has powerful anti-inflammatory benefits there are well. These compounds as well, specifically this, the eucalyptol and, is actually very good for opening up your respiratory way. So, it’s really good for respiratory infections and breathing issues. This oil, turmeric oil has so many compounds that can benefit the body.
Helps fight colon cancer
If you’re doing a high-quality organic brand, let’s say a CO2 extract of turmeric oil, doing one to two drops internally daily has great benefits. You can also diffuse it.
Brain disease protection
You know you want to be using fat-soluble compounds because your brain is made up of mostly fat-based compounds and cholesterol-based compounds. So, you need to get more healthy fat in your diet and use fat-soluble antioxidants like the compounds found in turmeric essential oil.
You know, it can fight brain disease, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and have many other benefits on the brain. We know one of the very unique properties of most essential oils is they’re very small in their molecular structure. So, they tend to be able to pass through the blood-brain barrier and affect the brain directly by reducing inflammation, incredible benefits here of turmeric oil.
Potentially eases epilepsy
If a patient has epilepsy, you know, this is one of those things that can really sort of calm the body as well. Turmeric is shown to be calming by, again, reducing inflammation. So, there’s research showing that it improves those issues.
We know because of the compound curcumin as well as turmerone, those are both anti-inflammatory compounds. They can ease joint pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, back pain, neck pain, and arthritic pain, especially when taken internally or rubbed topically directly on the area.
Now, if you’re going to rub it on topically, I’d recommend doing a blend of turmeric oil along with wintergreen oil as a combo and putting it directly on the area.
We know turmeric really supports the liver in detoxification and also protects the liver against damage. You know, turmeric has a bright orange color. Many of those anti-oxidants that give you that yellow and orange tint really protect the body.
But, specifically, curcumin and turmerone both protect the liver, support liver regeneration, and if you have liver issues or want to support the liver, I’d recommend a one-two punch of turmeric along with milk thistle. Those two together are incredibly powerful at supporting the body.
It shows promising benefits of fighting breast cancer. What I would recommend is taking turmeric oil along with other beneficial oils that have anti-cancer properties such as myrrh, frankincense, lavender, black pepper oil. Rubbing it directly on that breast tissue area can actually benefit you.
May reduce some leukemia cells
You can see here, multiple benefits on multiple different types of cancer cells when using turmeric essential oil.
Depression and anxiety reliever
We know that emotional stress, when those cortisol levels rise, it causes you to age faster. It can cause depression and anxiety.
If you have any of those issues, what I would recommend is using turmeric oil through inhalation. Get a diffuser or just open up the bottle, take 10 deep breaths in your nostrils with turmeric oil.
And also, this is great to do in combination with, if you struggle with depression and anxiety, doing a blend of turmeric oil, lavender oil, ylang-ylang oil, and citrus oils like wild orange or orange. Doing blends like that together are incredible for your mood in fighting depression and anxiety.
Improves common cold
If you’ve come down with a common cold, respiratory issues, turmeric has an ability to nourish and help heal the digestive tract. It may help fight the condition leaky gut, but just in generally improving your immune system.
If you have a common cold, I’d recommend mixing the essential oils of turmeric oil and ginger oil, and also consider other oils like clove and thyme. Doing a blend there together can have tremendous benefits for the body.
How to use turmeric oil?
Don’t be deceived by the size of the bottle. A little bit of turmeric essential oil can go a long way. You know, one way you could use it is by making your own at-home DIY aromatherapy products.
Also, they’re great for stress relief with aromatherapy. You can mix them with massage oils. Massage them on your body. They’re good for external use.
For internal use, here’s the thing, you want to make sure you’re buying a brand that is either certified organic or wildcrafted, so you know that it’s never been exposed to chemical or pesticides.
When doing it, remember, this is plant-based medicine. The word “medicine” is still there. You don’t want to use this in large amounts internally. But, oftentimes, if you do already have a healthy liver and a healthy digestive track, doing a couple of drops internally with food can be recommended.