Family : Zingiberaceae
Habitat : Native to southern Asia; extensively cultivated in India, China, Indonesia, Jamaica and Haiti. The oil is mainly distilled in India, China and Japan. Some roots are imported to Europe
Odour : Warm, honey-like, sweet flora aroma, peach leaf and spice-like unterones
Part of plant used : Rhizome and Roots
Method of extraction : Steam distillation
Therapeutic indication : Circulation ,Muscles and Joints: Arthitis, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism.
Digestive System : Anorexia, sluggish digestion, liver congestion.
Mind/Emotions : It rejuvenate the mind. It calms down and gives relief from stress, tention, anxiety, depression.
Safety Data : The ketone ‘tumerone’ is moderately toxic and irritant in high concentration. Possible Sensitization problems. The essential oil of turmeric must be used in moderation and with care for a fairly limited period.