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Alypsis

Turmeric

Scientific Name:  Curcuma longa

Country of Origin:  India

Synonyms:  C. domestica, Amomoum curcuma, Curcuma, Indian saffron, Indian yellow root, Curmuma

Plant Family:  Zingiberaceae

Plant Parts Used:  leaves/herb/flower

Extraction Method:  Steam distillation

Physical Characteristics:  Yellowy-orange liquid with faint blue flourescent.

Dominant Note(s):  Base

Aroma:  spicy and woodsy scent

Main Constituents:  tumerone(60%) ar-turmerone, atlantones, zingiberene, cineol, borneol, sabinene, and phellandrene.

Blends well with:  Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Ginger, Cassie, Clary Sage, Mimosa 

Safety Precautions:  The ketone 'tumerone' is moderately toxic and irritant in high concentrations.  

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