Latin Name: Coriandrum Sativum
Extraction: Steam distilled from the crushed ripe seeds.
Aroma: Fresh, sweet and somewhat spicy aroma with a lively woodsy, balsamic undertone; reminiscent of Rosewood.
Native to regions spanning from Southern Europe and Northern Africa to Southwestern Asia, Coriander grows to about 1 meter high and produces delicate leaves of bright green (Cilantro) and umbels of white lace-like flowers and small, round fruits which turn brown as they become ripe.
Sedative, antibacterial, antispasmodic, carminative, antiseptic, deodorant, diuretic, lymphatic decongestant, vasoconstrictor, stimulant, tonic, regenerative
USES IN AROMATHERAPY
Coriander essential oil is great for anyone stuck in situations of routine, predictability and lack of creativity. This is often a situation of fear of failure and self-protection, seeking emotional security.
The warm, woodsy and herbaceous aroma of Coriander is stimulating to the brain. Breathing in Coriander essential oil is like taking a breath – breathing out old ideas and taking in new perspectives.
Another great tonic for recovery from illness with low ebb; at the same time, as a sedative, it is valuable when stress is high and one is dealing with physical and mental exhaustion.
In Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM), it can circulate Qi to disperse coldness and obstruction that manifests into rheumatic pain and arthritis. Being anti-spasmodic, Coriander oil is also beneficial in massage blends for athletes and those training in gyms. It helps boost circulation in muscles and joints to soothe muscular tension, aches and stiffness.
Gentle massage with this oil can also ease digestive problems such as flatulence, diarrhea, nausea and stomach cramps, hemorrhoids, colic as well as loss of appetite and anorexia.
Coriander is also valued for regulating menstrual cycles and relieving menstrual cramps.
SAFETY & SHELF LIFE
Safety: No known contraindications. Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.
Pregnancy/Nursing: Pregnancy safe and nursing safe.
Precautions: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
HOW TO USE
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil/aroma diffuser or personal pocket inhaler.
Apply Topically: This essential oil is 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high quality carrier oils or Carrier Oils Complex. Refer to our dilution chart. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Widely used to boost circulation in muscles and joints, Coriander is also highly regarded as tonic of the stomach and heart. The sweet, musky and herbaceous aroma of Coriander refreshes and revives our spirit. It is the rejuvenation many crave in modern day life where we are left exhausted.
Ingredients: 100% Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Oil
Essential Oil Singles
The refreshing herbaceous scent of Rosemary, the Herb of Memory, is mind clearing and useful for simulating brain to focus and concentrate. It is widely applied to soothe muscles aches and pain as well as for cold/flu and upper respiratory infections.