Turmeric Leaves Essential oil

Curcuma longa l..

Curcuma longa l..

Turmeric leaf oil, is a common  name for the culinary herb  curcuma longa L of  the family :  Zingiberaceae . Curcuma longa grows to a height of about 90cm and has yellow flowers. The root is bright, orange, with a thin brownish skin. The turmeric leaf is derived from a plant that grows extensively in  Nepal, other parts of Southern Asia and Africa. Turmeric is used as a fabric dye and is a common ingredient in Nepali cooking. It is also purported to have some medicinal uses. It is harvested in the month of April-May.

Common Name: Turmeric leaf oil

Botanical Name: Curcuma longa l.

Botanical Family: :  Zingiberaceae

Cultivation: Crop

Extraction method: Steam Distillation

Plants part: Leaves

Yield:    2.75%

Local Name: Besar



Aroma: Strong spice, characteristic of turmeric

Notes:  Top-middle

Color: Yellow to orange

Appearance: Mobile liquid


Specific Gravity: 0.855at 200C
Refractive Index: 1.476 at  200C
Optical Rotation: 38.83º at 200C
Acid Value:0.203 at 20°
Ester Value: 8085 at 20°
Ester Value after Acetylating: Not Available
Flash Point: 510 C
Solubility: Insoluble in water

Therapeutic Properties:

Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, Common cold, stimulant, Antidepressant


Zingiberene, curcumene, a & β-turmerone

  • Helps fight colon cancer
  • Prevents neurological diseases
  • Potential treatment for epilepsy
  • Improves the health of the liver
  • Fights breast cancer
  • It can reduce some leukemic cells
  • Relieves depression and anxiety
  • Improves resistance to common colds
  • Helps heal eczema