Turmeric has a lengthy history as a medicine, spice and coloring agent, and turmeric essential oil is an extremely impressive natural health agent that has some of the most promising anticancer effects around. This isn’t surprising when you consider the fact that turmeric has at least 20 molecules that are antibiotic, 14 that are known cancer preventatives, 12 that are anti-tumor, 12 that are anti-inflammatory and that there are at least 10 different antioxidants in turmeric. It benefit also come from its health-promoting vitamins, phenols and other alkaloids.
Just like turmeric powder, turmeric oil is also anti-allergic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-parasitic, antiviral and anti-worm. It’s also a strong relaxant and balancer.
7 BENEFITS OF TURMERIC OIL
1. Skin Care
Turmeric and coconut oil, both being antifungal reduces pimples. Regular massage before shower or at bed time is known to reduce facial hairs, delays ageing making skin smooth and flawless. You can add a drop of oil to your hot water shower and even to the face packs. Regular body massage before shower reduces body hair; a battle back acne, and pampers skin providing a fair complexion.
2. Baby Oil
This is one of the best baby massage oil for new born. We usually go for the branded baby oils that claim to be pure which are really not. This turmeric oil massage for babies prevents skin rashes and any kind of allergies usually found in infants.
3. Postpartum Care
Turmeric oil behaves as medicinal oil for mothers undergoing the postpartum care or the confinement period of 48 days or 3 months just after child birth. Immediately after child birth, both mother and the new born baby have a tender body which are rejuvenated massage oils. Turmeric oil is the best oil for nursing mothers which helps skin to go back to normal state preventing skin infections. It is also known that the oil is very efficient for vaginal infections found in all ages of females.
4. Insect Bites
The oil is a best remedy for insect or the mosquito bites causing heavy swelling in small children. The antiseptic and antibacterial properties of turmeric and the cooling effects of coconut oil reduce itchiness and swelling calming down the skin burns.
5. Anti Inflammatory
A compound of turmeric roots alpha-curcumene (a Sesquiterpene hydrocarbon) is the main component which acts as an anti-inflammatory and also relieves pain. It also known to be very helpful in joint care and arthritis.
6. Respiratory Disorders
Turmeric is known for reducing the mucous secretion thereby reducing respiratory infections, common cold and asthma. Add few drops of turmeric essential oil to the vaporizer and inhale the vapours; it is very effective in killing the entire germs causing diseases.
7. Digestive Problems
Indian food always includes turmeric which is not just for colour and flavour. Turmeric is known to assist the digestive system, helps removal of toxins, ulcers, bowel irritations, lowers cholesterol levels and diabetes and reduces gastric troubles. Turmeric essential oil can be taken diluted and taken along with water. For the dosage depending on your body type and condition an prescription of doctor is always safe.
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