Coriander Essential Oil comes from one of the earliest of the spices traded around the world through the ancient Spice Route. Met with interest from new purchasers mainly as a flavouring for food.
The coriander plant grows in warmer and more tropical climates and therefore well sought after by those in the cooler climates. The leaves from this plant make delicious additions to curries and spicy foods and is a very popular flavour with gourmands.
Coriander Essential Oil – Coriandrum sativum – is steam distilled from the flowers and leaves of the plant and through history has been known to address many human ailments. Coriander oil has been known to help reduce fungal problems as well as acting as a useful deodorant to reduce bad odours i.e. from the mouth. From the major plant chemical compounds contained in this oil, it has been used for a diversity of physical and mental issues either blended with a carrier oil like Jojoba vegetable oil for a massage blend, inhaled to address a depressive state of mind or blended in a diffuser to calm and seduce especially with an oil with a floral note. Coriander oil makes a special additive to a massage oil as it has the reputation of increasing libido. Blends well with citrus oils, herbal oils and woody notes and although it is a less popular oil, it can have a big effect.
The plant chemicals do vary with geographical and climatic variations of different countries where it is processed like batches distilled in Argentina compared to those from Iran.
Keep bottles of this oil out of the reach of children, store below 30C, do not ingest and take a skin test first before using topically.
The major components of Coriander essential oil are cymene, terpineol, linalool and phellandrene
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