Coriander essential oil is distilled from the seeds, dry fruit or dhania of the plant. Coriander refers specifically to the seeds of the plant where as Cilantro or Chinese Parsley really refers to just the leaves.
The benefits of coriander are well documented and the medicinal uses of the seeds go back to Ancient Egypt and China! The Chinese have used coriander for hernias, dysentery, measles, nausea and more!
Did you know that Coriander’s ability to lower glucose and insulin levels has been studied in Egypt?
Yes, the Cairo University found that it does in fact normalize insulin levels and support the pancreas! This is good news for those who are searching for a home remedy for diabetes. Essential oils of cinnamon and ocotea are also being researched in this area! Ocotea in particular is greatly reducing the need for insulin dependance.
Coriander essential oil also can be used to release emotions related to addictions and fears; especially those of the heart. Excessive eating, alcohol and sugar cravings all fall in that category and can be released using this oil!
As I receive new tips and testimonials for Coriander Essential Oil they will be added to the page, so check back frequently!
What is the Genus Species? Coriandrum sativum
Why is this information important? It’s always important to know your genus species of your oil. Just the common name on the bottle doesn't really tell you exactly what you're getting.
Where did the name come from? Coriander comes from the Latin word "koros" meaning "bed bug"! Apparently, the smell resembles the insects smell! Who knew?
Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!
What Part of the Plant is Used? Seed (fruit)
What is the ORAC Value? 298,300 µTE/100g
Why know about this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Oranges = 750; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that Coriander Seeds were found in Rameses II and King Tut’s Tomb in Egypt? Yes, coriander was highly regarded and was only used by Egyptian Royals.
What are the Plant Properties? Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, sedative and stimulant.
What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Cilantro (Coriander)? Anorexia, arthritis, colds, colic, diarrhea, digestive spasms, dyspepsia, diabetes, flatulence, flu, glucose levels, hypoglycemia, insulin levels, intestinal problems, measles, migraine, muscular aches, nausea, neuralgia, pancreas, rheumatism, skin (oily), spleen and stiffness.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its sweet aroma is calming yet gently uplifting.
What is the Spiritual Influence? Coriander essential oil allows more spiritual light and connection to enter the physical body; and will help to expand the heart chakra.
It will help us release resistance and attachment to old beliefs and open to new energies. As we allow this transformation to happen we not only love ourselves more fully but have a deeper connection with the divine.
This oil is good for addictions that are related to food. Whether we over eat, have cravings for sugar or binge, it is all related to the matters of the heart. Our addictions try to fill our void and our own self love.
What Chakra is Affected? Solar plexus chakra
What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Yellow
How do I use it?
Use diluted - 50:50 dilution. Then,
Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus and pine oils in particular which are not of therapeutic quality! Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
What are the Safety Precautions? Only therapeutic grade essential oils should be used for healing results. It is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) for internal consumption by the FDA.
Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.
May cause stupification at very high doses.
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that Coriander was brought to the British colonies in the US in 1670? Yes, it was one of the first spices grown and cultivated by our early settlers!
Did you know that the Chinese believe that Coriander promotes longevity and eases pain? Yes, it is considered to be a tonic for the heart and stomach.
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Place on the crown chakra to balance the energy of the chakras and connect with the divine.
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