Turmeric root - Curcuma domestica - from India. Turmeric has a wonderful aroma somewhat similar to its relatives, ginger and galangal. Available Cut or Organic Powder.
Turmeric is used quite often in many Buddhist incense mixtures.
Use in very small amounts.
Synonyms: Curcuma aromatica (wild turmeric), Curcuma domestica, haridra, yellow root
Origin: native to India, Southern Asia
Parts Used: dried rhizomes (roots)
Aroma Description: spicy, fresh, peppery, woody, pungent and bitter; reminiscent of ginger and galangal with a hint of sweet orange
Emotional Attributes: rejuvenating, strengthening, cleansing/purifying
Cosmetic Uses: perfumery, aromatherapy, also used as a dye in cosmetics
Culinary Uses: an essential ingredient of curries and curry powder
Medicinal Attributes: research has shown significant anti-inflammatory and liver-protecting properties, a bitter astringent herb which stimulates the uterus, digestive, circulatory and respiratory systems. Used to treat digestive and circulatory disorders, uterine tumors, jaundice, liver disease, and menstrual problems. Also an anti-inflammatory for asthma and eczema and to reduce risks of strokes and heart attacks. etc.
Element Association: Fire
Magical Associations: Healing
Astrological Association: Aries, Scorpio, Leo
Planetary Association: Mars, Saturn
Aromatic Note: Middle note
Essential Oil: Yes, a steam distilled essential oil is made, sometimes sold as Curcuma oil, as is a less common absolute and oleoresin
Mixes Well With: aloeswood, borneol camphor, cardamom, cassia, cedar-red, clove, cinnamon, coriander, galangal, ginger, iris root, labdanum, nutmeg, sandalwood, star anise, etc.
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Per oz. (28 grams): $4.14