Coriander is a highly aromatic annual herb. The seeds and leaves were used by ancient Greeks and Chinese in cooking and medicinal purpose. The essential oil, distilled from the crushed seeds, has a pleasant, sweet, spicy, candy-like odor.
The lower notes are floral, balsamic, and peppery. The aroma is sometimes described as warm and faintly floral. Coriander is also an Anti-Oxidant with a high ORAC score that helps with the digestive and circulatory system.
Properties: Analgesic, Antifungal, Antispasmodic and Stimulant
Historical Uses: Coriander has been used in Mexico and Peru as an integral ingredient in their chili and cooking. The Chinese believe that those who consume coriander seeds will be rewarded with immortality. The Israelites used Coriander in their cooking to help with digestion and gastrointestinal issues.
Dilute in liquid for stomach ailments. Coriander has a warming effect on the stomach which helps with gas, muscle spasms and menstrual cramps.
Diffuse to stimulate the mind and ease fatigue.
Mix with massage oil or dilute in bath to help ease digestive issues, muscle spasms, headaches and assist in detoxifying the body.
Blends well With: Bergamot, Cinnamon, Ginger, Grapefruit and other spice oils.
Coriander Essential Oil Application:
Can be used aromatically
Can be consumed
Can be used topically (Apply NEAT)
A great addition to your essential oils collection.
- Add essential oils to the grapeseed oil in a glass container. Massage into tired and aching muscles.
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