Turmeric is popular spice not just for use in cooking but commonly known for its Ayurvedic health uses, It is an oil I use daily for my dogs and me as it happens and it has so many benefits.
As a key botanical of the traditional Ayurvedic health practices of India, turmeric root and turmeric essential oil have a long history that has inspired modern uses of turmeric today. Steam distilled from the turmeric root, Turmeric essential oil has two unique chemical components, Turmerone and ar-Turmerone.
The root, the powder form you are probably more familiar with is rich in the compound curcumin however, its bioavailability - its ability to be absorbed in the body, is poor hence often seen in the form of Golden Paste - which unfortunately several of my dogs do not like which led me to turn to the oil where there is no such problem. The oil is steam distilled from the turmeric root and has two unique chemical components, Turmerone and ar-Turmerone.
Curcuminoid molecules are too large to be volatilized during the steam distillation process and therefore should not exist in high quality Turmeric essential oil, Turmeric essential oil does contain other compounds that have beneficial properties. Turmerones are the most prominent volatile aromatic compounds contained within Turmeric essential oil. The most abundant turmerone in Turmeric is ar-Turmerone, which has been shown in experimental research to support cellular, immune system, and nervous system function when taken internally with no problem with bioavailability. And experimental research suggests that when combined, ar-Turmerone may increase the bioavailability of curcumin when paired with the powder, allowing it to reach systemic circulation and exert its beneficial biological activities.
Turmeric oil really is a staple for a daily health routine for either you or your pet and, when taken internally, evidence suggests that it can promote a positive immune function and response as it may enhance cellular antioxidant enzymes* (e.g. glutathione)
- Take internally for daily anti-oxidant support and to improve the immune response
- As metabolic support, use Turmeric when trying to get back on track
- When needed,use turmeric as a spot treatment or in an all-over face mask to help reduce the appearance of blemishes or for a healthy-looking overall glow
- Diffuse Turmeric essential oil or put a drop or two into your hand and inhale to promote feelings of positivity and to improve mood.
- After strenuous activity, incorporate Turmeric oil into your recovery routine for a soothing experience.
- Helps support healthy glucose & lipid metabolism when taken internally
- When added to a veggie cap, it may help support healthy nervous and cellular function.
- Internal use has been shown to increase curcumin potency and absorption.
- Turmeric oil may promote healthy immune function and response when consumed.
- Supports clean and healthy looking skin while reducing the appearance of blemishes
Did you know that Turmeric is sourced in Nepal?
Unlike farming turmeric before, farmers don’t need to boil or dry the turmeric before selling it to doTERRA’S partner supplier. This saves the farmers both time and energy, and generates jobs for local women who are hired to wash and prepare turmeric for distillation.
Ramekwal is now producing 40x more Turmeric than before. This has made it possible for him and his wife to provide all 8 of their children with an education amongst other care
Now you having heard all the benefits a word of caution you do have to be cautious with turmeric paste, powder or oil because it has anti-coagulant properties - be cautious with use with NSAIDS and prior to surgery stop at least 24 hours before surgery and several days after.
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Information given here is not intended as a substitute for medical or veterinary consultation - the author has no liability nor responsibility with respect to any issues occurring out of use such as damage, loss, injury.