Coriander Seed - Coriandrum sativum

Seeds of this herb were found in the tomb of Rameses II, which shows how highly the ancient Egyptians valued it. The essential oil has a sweet and woody-spicy aroma that stimulates the appetite and is mildly euphoric in action.  Stimulating, strengthening and revitalizing.

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County of Origin Russia
Botanical Family Umbelliferae
Therapeutic Properties Analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-depressant, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-rheumatic, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, deodorant, depurative, hypotensive, immune support
Chemical Family Monoterpenols
Approx. Shelf Life 5 years
Plant Parts Seeds, dried fruit
Note Classification Top
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled
Blends well with Bergamot, Black pepper, Cinnamon, Citronella, Cypress, Galbanum, Ginger, Jasmine, Lemon, Neroli, Orange

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History: Coriander has ancient references going back thousands of years. Coriander seeds were found in Ramses II's tomb in Egypt. Egyptians added the seeds to wine to increase its intoxication. In India, the seeds are used in curry and as a spice. The Chinese used it medicinally to break up phlegm, to stop bleeding and for hemorrhoids.

Characteristics: Coriander Essential Oil has a slightly sweet, spicy, herbaceous smell similar to that of Cilantro, offering a middle note with a medium aroma.

Clinical Studies:

Indications: Used for accumulation of fluids and toxins, arthritis, gout, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatism, anorexia, colic, diarrhea, dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea, piles, spasm, colds, flu, infections, measles, migraine, nervous exhaustion. Used to improve digestion, relieve flatulence, tone the stomach, revive, energize, improve mental clarity and memory, relieve fatigue and pain.

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Subtle Aromatherapy:

Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath, compress, diffusor, douche, inhaler, light bulb ring, massage, mist spray, shampoo.

Safety: Nontoxic, non-irritant, but cross-sensitivity with fennel and anise oil.  Dilute before use; 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.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy; Third Edition The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2017
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopedia Britannica. USA, 2014
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Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
        The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe.
        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
        The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
        Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
Information and statements regarding Kelley products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease. 
All information, content and product descriptions contained within this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.  
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    Seeds of this herb were found in the tomb of Rameses II, which shows how highly the ancient Egyptians valued it. The essential oil has a sweet and woody-spicy aroma that stimulates the appetite and is mildly euphoric in action.  Stimulating, strengthening and revitalizing.

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