CORIANDER ESSENTIAL OIL
Coriander Oil works as an analgesic, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, carminative, deodorant, fungicidal and is revitalizing and stimulating. Coriander essential oil relieves mental fatigue, migraine pain, tension and nervous weakness. Coriander oil’s warming effect is helpful for alleviating pain such as rheumatism, arthritis and muscle spasms. Note: Top
Coriander Oil or cilantro is a member of the Apiaceae family. Coriander essential oil is also sometimes known as Chinese parsley and is native to Southern Europe, North Africa, and Southwest Asia. It has wispy fern-like leaves and tiny umbel flowers of either white or sometimes very pale pink.
The plant has two edible sources, the leaves which have a fresh citrus flavor and the seeds which have a muskier lemony citrus taste. Strangely many people do not taste the leaves as fresh; more they experience a soap-like taste. This is a genetic trait of not being able to discern the taste of unsaturated aldehydes.
Coriander is mentioned twice in the Bible. On both occasions, it refers to the similarity of the seeds in their appearance to their Manna from heaven. The first instance is in Exodus 16:31,
So the people rested on the seventh day. The house of Israel named it manna, and it was like coriander seed, white, and its taste was like wafers with honey. Then Moses said, “This is what the LORD had commanded, ‘Let an omerful of it be kept throughout your generations, that they may see the bread that I fed you in the wilderness when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.
– Heal With Oil, By Rebecca Park Totilo (c) 2008
Botanical Name: Coriandrum sativum
Plant Part: Seeds
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: Coriander essential oil is a thin, colourless to pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Coriander essential oil has a slightly sweet, spicy, herbaceous smell similar to that of cilantro, offering a middle note with a medium aroma.
Product Abstract: Coriander oil is a delicate annual herb with several branches having lacy leaves with jagged edges. The plant grows to a height of 1 to 3 feet with small pinkish-white flowers. The aromatic seeds are round and yellowish brown when ripe. Its name was from the Greek word koris, or ‘bed bug’ owing to the fact that the globose seeds smell like these insects until they ripen and emit a pleasant, spicy aroma. Coriander is indigenous to Egypt and the seeds were found in the tomb of Tutankhamen. It was one of the plants that were grown in the famous Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Both ancient Egyptians and Greeks believed coriander had aphrodisiac properties and used the seeds to flavour their wines. In 1510 the Benedictine monks documented using them as an ingredient in their herbal tonic known as Benedictine, the Carthusian Monks used them to make Chartreuse in the 1740’s, and the Carmelite order in France used coriander seeds with lemon balm, lemon zest, angelica root and nutmeg in their 17th century eau de toilette known as Carmelite Waters. In India, the seeds are still used for cooking.
Cautions: Dilute before using Coriander Essential Oil, for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
IMPORTANT: All products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner.