Learn about the synergy between curcumin and turmeric essential oil. Did you know that standard curcumin extracts do not contain turmeric essential oil? Studies have shown that turmeric essential oil can significantly increase curcumin’s absorption and activity in the body. Turmeric essential oil contains compounds called turmerones, which have significant health benefits of their own. Studies have shown that turmerones have antifungal, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, and antiulcer properties. They have even been shown to disrupt the beta-amyloid plaques and tangles that contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.