Turmeric oil is an essential oil that is derived from the turmeric plant through the process of steam distillation. The oil has a warm, woody, and spicy aroma and is yellow in color.
It is believed to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and pain-relieving properties, and is commonly used in traditional medicine as a treatment for a variety of conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and skin conditions. Some studies have also suggested that turmeric oil may have anti-cancer properties.
Turmeric oil can be used in aromatherapy, massage, and topical application. When used topically, it should be diluted with a carrier oil, as it can cause skin irritation. It is also important to note that turmeric oil is not recommended for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
It is also not recommended to consume turmeric oil orally as it may cause stomach upset or other adverse reactions. As with any essential oil, it is important to do a patch test before applying it to larger areas of the skin or to speak with a healthcare professional before use.