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Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

What is Turmeric?

Turmeric is a spice derived from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa, which is a member of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae). The bright yellow color of turmeric comes mainly from fat-soluble, polyphenolic pigments known as curcuminoids. Curcumin, the principal curcuminoid found in turmeric, is generally considered its most active constituent. Turmeric has been used in India for medicinal purposes for centuries. More recently, evidence that curcumin may have anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities has renewed scientific interest in its potential to prevent and treat disease.

Turmeric Oil


Mild and spicy

Plant Properties

Curcumin has anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, antioxidant, and anti-cancer properties.


Lower risk of heart disease, improve memory, prevent and treat cancer, prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease, improves arthritis symptoms, beneficial in treating depression, aids in digesting, supports healthy bones, aids in lowering cholesterol levels, promotes healthy liver function, and helps delay the aging process.

Blends with:

Blood orange, cardamom, cinnamon, clary sage, ginger, grapefruit, vanilla, and ylang ylang oils


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