Botanical Name: Coriandrum sativum
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Characteristics: Coriander Seed or Fruit Coriandrum sativum –is steam distilled to recover a mobile
liquid of light color with a characteristic familiar coriander spice aroma. The oil is one of the highest linalool oils produced. This same component is found in hundreds of essential oils including sweet basil, rosewood, lavender, clary sage and bergamot. Coriander seed possesses great utility in aromatherapy and it is considered malpractice to be without it for long.
It is used as a cleanser, depurative, drainer, stimulant, digestive aid, carminative, analgesic, and revitalizer. It is believed to be antispasmodic and helpful treating conditions like migraines, gas, rheumatism and anemia. It is mentioned in various manuals for additional treatment of eating disorders.
Coriander seed is one of the ancient spice trade commodities carried on routes by hardworking animals and determined men. It is a part of world history known as ethnobotany. Coriander seed and all parts of the plant are used in Thai, Italian, Mexican and various ethnic and regional cuisines all over the world. It is easy to grow and the seed stores well. It may even be that the fresh plant is more valuable as a culinary item sold by grocers and used by cooks and households. Therefore the use of Coriander as an essential oil item may always face some instability in a world economy.
All linalool rich oils blend well with one another. Coriander is no exception. It blends well with bergamot, lavender and rosewood. Michele A. Williams R.Ph. recommends blending with other spice oils in her book Only the Essentials.
Please Note: The information on EOQA.com is only provided for educational purposes, and further research should be done on each essential oil to be assured of its proper usage for each individual. Aromatherapy is not meant to be a replacement for care under a qualified health professional, but should be considered a complimentary form of healthcare.
1 oz, 4 oz, 1 lb, 1 kg