Curcuma longa, commonly known as turmeric, is native to the Indian subcontinent, specifically to the region that includes India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. It has been cultivated in this region for thousands of years and has deep cultural and culinary significance in traditional Indian medicine (Ayurveda) and cuisine.
Turmeric is a perennial plant belonging to the ginger family (Zingiberaceae). The rhizomes of the plant are used to produce the well-known yellow-orange spice called turmeric. It is widely used as a culinary spice, a natural food coloring agent, and in traditional medicine for its potential health benefits.
Turmeric's popularity has spread far beyond its native range, and it is now cultivated in various tropical and subtropical regions around the world. It is also recognized and used in traditional medicine systems beyond the Indian subcontinent. Ours is sourced from India.
It is valued for its earthy, warm, and slightly spicy scent.
Some fragrance compositions might incorporate turmeric to add an exotic or oriental touch. It can provide a warm and grounding effect in fragrance blends and can be used to enhance certain aromatic aspects in specific perfume formulas. It is a Base note found in our Spicy family.
Turmeric has been used in traditional medicine systems like Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. It is believed to possess various health benefits, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and digestive properties. Turmeric is used in remedies and tonics to support overall well-being and alleviate certain health conditions.
In South Asian cultures, turmeric plays a significant role in rituals and ceremonies. It is considered auspicious and is used in weddings, religious ceremonies, and festivals. Turmeric paste may be applied to the skin of the bride and groom during pre-wedding ceremonies as a symbol of purification, blessings, and protection.
Turmeric is associated with several symbolic meanings. It is considered a symbol of prosperity, fertility, and good fortune. In some cultures, turmeric powder is used to draw symbolic patterns or designs on the floor as part of auspicious rituals or to create a sacred space.
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Please note this product format is a small vial that contains roughly 20 drops of scent concentrate. This can be purchased à la carte but is intended to be used with our Perfume Kit.
Latin Name: Curcuma Longa
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Country of Origin: India
We are a natural perfumer; all of the scents in our library are derived from plants.
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