The wild ginger is one among the 80 members of Zingiberaceae family of plants. The perennial foliage dies down in late autumn and the rhizomes remain dormant in winter. The inflorescence appears in early spring from the base of the rhizomes. During summer monsoon season and the immediately following weeks, the plant grows fast and vigorously. Curcuma Aromatica is an aromatic, precious member of ginger family with stout underground rhizomes. Flowers are pinkish white in color, with an orange lip. The stalk grows to about 8 to 10 inches tall, and is crowned with enlarged colored bracts tipped with pink. When in full growth the plants can reach a height of about 3ft tall. Leaves are broad and decorative, elliptic, 3-4 ft long, and almost 20 cm wide.
Oil properties: Yellow to slightly yellow green thin liquid with spicy, earthy, warm odor
Chemical Composition: Turmeric leaf oil has various chemical compounds that include phellandrene, limonene, zingiberene, curcumene, turmerone, turmerone, turmerone and cineole
Precautions : As with every essential oils basic precautions ought to be taken along with usage if turmeric oil too. This can be a very highly concentrated form and therefore excess may cause difficulties. Don’t take a lot more than 5 drops of turmeric oil orally. It’s best taken along with water / tea/ honey.Just in case you plan to utilize turmeric oil on the skin, do a patch test first and find out if there are any reactions. Turmeric oil makes the skin more sensitive to UV light, thus used in small concentrations (less than 1%) if you intend to go out in sun within 48 hrs of application.
Pregnant women must always make use of turmeric oil (or even in fact any essential oil) after due discussion with their doctor.
Therapeutic properties : It is natural antiseptic. aphrodisiac, analgesic, anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-tumoral, bactericidal, diuretic, hypotensive, insecticidal, laxative, rubefacient and digestive stimulant. Also has anti-mutagenic, anti-carcinogenic, anti-spasmodic and diuretic properties.
• This is a main ingredient for beautification processes.
• It is used in culinary preparations, medicinal and other purposes too.
• In India, from North to South, it is used in almost all the food preperations.
• Turmeric is considered holy and used in various auspicious occasions by applying it to the people’s or idols faces.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : India
MRT gives the products which are grown under the stringent organic standards of NPOP, NOP and EU certification by LACON, Germany