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Curcuma (Curcuma longa) Essential Oil

Curcuma (Curcuma longa) Essential Oil


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Plant description

Latin Name : Curcuma longa
English Name : Turmeric
French Name : Curcuma
Family : Zingiberaceae
Origin : Madagascar, India

History and Origin

Turmeric is a perennial plant that can reach one meter in height. It has several rhizomes which are yellow-orange on the inside. The name turmeric may come from Latin terra merita which means "meritorious earth". Turmeric has been used for millennia to treat inflammation and stomach problems. 

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part : Rhizome
Extraction : Steam distillation
Oil Characteristics : Clear and mobile liquid with a yellow to brown-orange colour. Its perfume is woody and earthy.
Properties : Stimulant, carminative +, choleretic ++. Cicatrizant. Anthelminthic ++. Antalgic +. Aphrodisiac.
Indications : Digestive and hepato-biliary insufficiency, aerocoly, colitis, worm infection ++. Rheumatism +. Dermatosis.



Turmeric is often used in cooking, mostly in Indian food. It is an ingredient in the composition of many spice blends. It is also used as a food coloring and preservative. 


In diffusion for calming and relaxing.


Turmeric essential oil can be added to cosmetic preparations for its anti-wrinkle and regenerating benefits for mature skins. Turmeric can also fight dandruff.


It blends well with ginger, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and sage. 




























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Safety Data and Contraindications

  • Avoid for pregnant women, babies and children (neurotoxic and abortive).
  • Avoid taking it on a long-term period and at high doses.
  • Make a skin test before using it. 




Ketones : Ar-turmerone Mw=216 (38,76 %), α-turmerone (23,37 %), β-turmerone Mw=218 (CURLONE) (8,94 %)

Monoterpene : α-phellandrene (4,00 %)


Lot BCULOMDG06T (2016/06)


Ketones: α-turmerone mw=2018 (41,91 %), β-turmerone Mw=218 (curlone) (19,38 %), ar-turmerone Mw=216 (11,40 %)

Monoterpene: α-phellandrene (4,88 %)

Sesquiterpene: α-zingiberene 


Lot BCULOMDG08T (2019/03)


Ketones: α-turmerone (39,90 %), β-turmerone (16,62 %), ar-turmerone (14,91 %)

Monoterpene: α-phellandrene (4,24 %)











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Documentation and References

  • FRANCHOMME, Pierre, Docteur PÉNOËL, Daniel, L’aromathérapie exactement, Éditions Roger Jollois.
  • MCVICAR, Jekka, La passion des herbes aromatiques-culinaires-médicinales-cosmétiques et comment les cultiver, Guy Saint-Jean éditeur.