Coriander Seed Oil

Coriander seed oil......This herb has a long history of use. The cultivation dates back to ancient species in the Mediterranean region. It’s mentioned in the holy Bible. Seeds were found in the ancient Egyptian tomb of Ramses II.

The name Coriander is based on the Greek word “kopis” which means “bug”. This oil is used in the flavoring of liqueurs such as Chartreuse and Benedictine.

Botanical Name - Coriandrum sativum

Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distilled

Parts Used - Seed

Note Classification - Middle

Aroma - Sweet, woody-spicy, slightly musky

Largest Producing Countries - Russia and Romania

Traditional Use - Coriander seed oil is used as a flavoring agent in pharmaceutical preparations, especially digestive remedies.

Properties - Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-depressive, anti-infectious, anti-oxidant, anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, aperitif, aphrodisiac, bactericidal, depurative, digestive, carminative, cytotoxic, fungicidal, larvicidal, lipolytic, neurotonic, revitalizing, sedative, stimulant (cardiac, circulatory, nervous system), stomachic, and tonic.

Benefits - Accumulation of fluids and toxins, anorexia, arthritis, blackheads, cellulite, colds, colic, debility, diarrhea, digestive problems, dyspepsia, gout, infections (general), inspires creativity, flatulence, flu, measles, mental fatigue, migraine, muscular aches and pains, natural deodorant, nausea, nervous exhaustion, neuralgia, offers comfort, oily skin, piles, poor circulation, promotes joy, refreshes and energizes, rheumatism, spasm, stiffness, stomach cramps, and TMJ.

Blends Well With - Bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, cypress, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lemon, neroli, nutmeg, olibanum, orange, palmarosa, petitgrain, pine, ravensara, sandalwood, vetiver, and ylang ylang.

Safety Data - Coriander seed oil should be diluted before using externally. It’s generally non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing. This oil is stupefying in large doses so use in moderation.

Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Transylvania, Romania
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Transylvania, Romania

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