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Organic Coriander

Organic Coriander

Coriandrum sativum

Botanical Properties

This annual herbaceous plant belongs to the Apiaceae family. During its yearly flowering period it can reach up to 1m50, during which its pale green flowers turn to a red-brown. During this period the plant gives off a smell that could be likened to that of a crushed “stink bug”, which can make it rather repulsive.

Origin and history

This plant’s origins are difficult to determine, but archaeological digs have manage to prove that humans have used this plant since 5000 BC. Otherwise known as cilantro or Chinese parsley, the term “coriander” originates from the Greek language, in which it means “stinking bedbug”. Coriander in its fresh form is generally used as a condiment and ingredient in Chinese, Oriental, and South American cuisine. Its fruits, when dried, are used whole or ground to a powder in different spice mixes, such as curry and different pickle recipes.

Organoleptic properties

Aspect: liquid

Colour: yellow

Odour: characteristic of coriander, aromatic, stink-bug like

Distilled parts: Seeds, grains

Country of origin:

Density: 0.86 - 0.88

Chemotype

Principal biochemical components: Linalool, alpha-Pinene, gamma-Terpinene

Allergenic molecules naturally found within this essential oil: Limonene, Linalool

Certain natural components of this essential oil may cause allergic reactions. Please do an allergy test on the skin in the crease of your elbow before using this product.

Properties

  • Antibacterial
  • A digestion stimulator
  • A tonic
  • Pain relieving

Indications

Organic coriander essential oil is an excellent digestion stimulator and general tonic. It alleviates stomach aches, rheumatisms, and general joint pain with impressive effectiveness when diluted in a plant oil and applied to the skin. It can also be easily used in the kitchen, and produces delicious flavours: just a few drops will be enough to enhance the flavour of many dishes.

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Instructions

Please consult a doctor before taking any treatment or therapy orally.

Oral administration:

Take 1 drop of organic coriander essential oil twice a day, with a little honey or on a lozenge under the tongue. Take with a meal if you are suffering from poor digestion.

On the skin:

Mix 35 drops of organic coriander essential oil with 30ml of organic hazelnut essential oil. Use this blend to massage the lower belly in the case of digestive problems.

Possible synergies

Against difficult or poor digestion: Fennel, Mandarin

Energetic values and synergies

In energy based aromatherapy, coriander is linked to the Svadhisthana chakra, the 2nd chakra, which is associated with the colour orange.

Coriander essential oil reinforces psychic abilities and develops perceptive capacities. As a neurotonic and general stimulant, it also facilitates concentration.

In synergy: Caraway, Nutmeg

Precautions

Flammable. Oral use only under medical advice. Keep out of reach of children. Unadvisable for children under the age of three, pregnant or lactating women. Do not apply to the skin before exposing oneself to the sun. Can be used in cooking. Do not apply neat to the skin.

Important

The information given on this site regarding essential oils are only to be taken as indications. They do in no way, aim to replace any medical advice given by a qualified doctor. For all therapeutic uses, or if you wish to obtain more information on essential oils, please consult your doctor

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