Curcuma longa (Vietnam)
Popular spice from India, health claims of Curcumin (found in Turmeric) have become recently highlighted for it's anti-inflammatory and potent antioxidant effects.
- Anti-nociceptive (Reduces Pain)
- Cosmetic Additive (Pain, Inflammation or skin care)
- Food Additive
Dr. Nick Notes
I worked with a dermatologist in Encino for a year who took only one supplement daily. He claimed that he was convinced from his research that people who eat turmeric live longer. “This is why people who live in India have such long life spans” as curry & turmeric is a common spice in their foods.
This oil is quite pronounced, quietly spicy and full of flavor. Turmeric EO will stain clothing and is quite viscous and sticky – I like adding 1-3 drops into a pot of veggie chili or large kale salad. Sometimes I add this to my morning smoothies or take a several drops internally in a capsule.
It's difficult to quantify my experience in working with this oil as my usage is inconsistent. Love the flavor, the pugnent fragrance and how fresh it appeals. I've enjoyed adding a few drops into honey jars to really spice up the therapeutic benefits of honey! I've noticed when I take about 10-15 drops in a capsule, about 20-45 minutes later, my awareness/vision seems to expand and my focus hones in. Powerful supplement!
How to Use
Wonderful to add 1-2 drops into tea, try combining with ginger and/or black pepper essential oil. Add into lotions/salves for increased health benefits (may stain skin). Great potent spice, use in foods!
Notes: Organic, CO2 Extracted
Terpenes: ar-turmerone, curlone, ar-curcumene
~ Be Blessed ~
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