BOTANICAL NAME: curcuma longa
PARTS USED: rhizome, root
FRAGRANCE: fresh, spicy, woody
BLENDS WELL WITH: labdanum, ginger, orris, clary sage, mimosa
AROMATIC & PHYSICAL USES: analgesic, anti-arthritic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cholagogue, digestive, diuretic, hypotensive, insecticidal, laxative, stimulant.
MAGICAL USES: purification, protection.
Antibacterial: kills or inhibits bacteria.
Anti-inflammatory: an agent that prevents or counteracts inflammation.
Antioxidant: Any substance that acts to slow or prevent the oxidation of another chemical.
Cholagogue: an agent that promotes the discharge of bile.
Cicatrizant: a healing agent.
Deodorant: Any agent acting to eliminate, reduce, mask, or control odor.
Depurative: refers to something that purifies.
Digestive: relating to the digestive tract; having the ability to promote digestion.
Diuretic: increases the amount or frequency of urination.
Stimulant: increases physiological or nervous activity in the body.
Safety Warning: Moderately toxic and irritant in high concentration. Possible sensitization. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.