Turmeric (Curcuma longa) - India - Essential oil by Garden Essence.
This herb has a rich and long history in the Indian subcontinent, China and Southeast Asia. Spice blends have employed the dried and powdered rhizome for its deep, aromatic nature that harmonizes so many herbal flavors. While its vibrant color fades much faster than saffron on garments, it has a much stronger medicinal track record. Traditional Asian medicine has employed this herb for many blood and dermatological disorders, gastrointestinal disorders including irritable bowel syndrome or excess gas, and for musculoskeletal problems, as a specific for shoulders. As the doctrine of signatures dictates through its hue, this herb is especially useful for hepatic and biliary disorders, treating jaundice, hepatitis, and gallbladder disease.
It is Spicy, bitter and warm.
Enters the spleen and liver meridians.
Turmeric is a specific remedy for shoulder pain according to traditional Chinese wisdom.
Also known as "Indian Saffron", the aroma, too, is simply wonderful.
It is renown for its potent anti-inflammatory activity.