Coriander essential oil (Coriandrum sativum) is from the Apiaceae or Umbelliferae (parsley) botanical family. The fresh leaves are popularly known as cilantro, although the essential oil is made by steam distilling the seeds, rather than the leaves.
It has a sweet, warm, herbaceous fragrance that has soothing and calming properties on one hand and stimulating properties on the other.
History: Coriander has been cultivated for over 3000 years and is one of the oldest known herbs. The seeds were found in the ancient Egyptian tomb of Ramses II. It is said the Egyptians used coriander seeds as an aphrodisiac. It is also mentioned in ancient Greek and Latin texts and in virtually all medieval herbal publications.
In the 17th century, the French Carmelite order used Coriander seeds to lend it’s fragrance and flavor to their toilet water. Even today, it is still used in various toiletries and in liqueurs, such as Chartreuse and Benedictine, in aperitifs, in Senne syrup and the Melissa cordial – a practice that started with the Greeks and Romans, who flavoured their wine with it.
Coriander oil and powder is used in cooking to lend a subtle but delicious flavor to cakes and other foods. In India, the seeds are used in cooking for seasoning and to keep meat from spoiling too quickly. The fresh leaves are used in Mexican salsa, tacos, fajitas and other dishes to add a distinctive flavor. Eating the leaves raw cleanses the palate after eating garlic and prevents bad breath.
Coriander is very high in antioxidants and has an approximate ORAC score of 2,982,996 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
How to Use
Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6™ or olive oil and apply to desired area as needed.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 30 minutes 3 times daily.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.
Ingredients Coriandrum sativum† (Coriander) seed oil †100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil
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Item No. 3527m 5ml, Coriander essential oil