Coriander Essential Oil

£7.80 £15.34

Coriander has a fresh, herby aroma and is invigorating. Coriander is very helpful to maintain a healthy circulation.

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Description

Coriander | Latin Name: Coriandrum Sativum | Family: Apiaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Seeds

Coriander Essential Oil is a pale yellow liquid with an orange-fruity aroma and a hint of anise.

A strongly aromatic herb about 1 metre high with bright green, feathery leaves and small white flowers.  The flowers are followed by round, brown seeds, which are distilled to obtain the essential oil. Native to Europe and Western Asia, naturalized in North America, it is cultivated throughout the world but the oil is mainly produced in Yugoslavia and Romania. Used as a domestic cooking herb there are various chemotypes of the same species are found according to geological location.

Blends

Blends well with Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Citronella, Cypress, Galbanum, Ginger, Jasmine, Lemon, Melissa, Neroli, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Fennel and Orange.

Coriander is a TOP note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours

Properties

Coriander is antibacterial, anti-infectious, carminative and neuro tonic.  It can be used for cystitis and is very beneficial when treating influenza.  It is primarily used for the digestive system, where it helps gastro-enteritis, flatulence, indigestion, constipation and sluggish digestion (coriander was used by the ancient Greeks to aid weight loss).  Coriander is also helpful for anorexia, debility, mental fatigue and sadness.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

Native to the Middle East and supposedly grown in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Used since ancient times as a medicinal and culinary herb as well as in perfume. The Greeks and Romans flavoured wines with Coriander as well as using it as a medicinal herb.

Safety Data & MSDS

Although the oil is weakly cytotoxic, there are no known contra-indications in normal aromatherapy use.  Experimentally coriander is anti-inflammatory and hypoglycaemic and is used by the Chinese for diabetes as well as measles and gastroenteritis.

Alcohols (60% – 80%), terpenes (20%)

Coriander MSDS
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