coriander essential oil

Coriander Aromatherapy Oil

Botanical Name: Coriandrum sativum

Family: Umbelliferae

Location: Coriander is cultivated in the Balkan States, Morocco, Rumania and Russia.

Extraction: Steam distillation of the seeds.

Colour & Odour: The aromatherapy oil is colourless and has a sweet, spicy-woody aroma.

Description: A small herb growing to 60cm with bright green, delicate leaves and whitish-pink flowers.

Background: Known to the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, who called it ‘koris’ (which means bug), as the fresh leaves smell of a squashed bug when crushed. Both the plant and essential oil improve in odour when allowed to age. Coriander is also used in Indian curries.

Properties: Stimulant, carminative, stomachic, anti-spasmodic, antirheumatic and tonic.

Precaution:

Emotional: Coriander’s warm, proactive scent gently encourages the tired mind into action. Good for mental fatigue and can help with memory.

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