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Coriander Essential Oil
Popular across many cultures for various uses, Coriander essential oil is extracted from the seed of the coriander plant. Coriander’s healthful therapeutic benefits, which can be attributed to its extremely high linalool content, range from digestive support to supporting a healthy insulin response.
For aromatic, topical, or internal use.
Historical Uses: Chinese culture has used coriander for piles, dysentery, nausea, toothache, measles and painful hernias.
The Chinese incorporated Coriander into their medical practice as long ago as 207 B.C.E. and believed that Coriander could bestow IMMORTALITY.
In India, Coriander was a remedy for constipation and insomnia, as well as for easing the pain of childbirth. Women consumed the seeds regularly to promote fertility. During the Elizabethan era, candy coated coriander seeds were served as a sweet after meals and to guard against gas. Coriander is also a natural deodorant
Possible Uses: Coriander essential oil may help with arthritis, anorexia, colic, colds, digestive spasms, diarrhea, flatulence, dyspepsia, gout, flu, general infections, migraine, measles, nausea, muscular aches and pains, neuralgia, nervous exhaustion, poor circulation, piles, rheumatism, oily skin and stiffness. It may help control pain related to menstruation.
Many individuals who have been diagnosed with diabetes benefit from ingesting Coriander on a regular basis. Patients have reported when acute stress or sustained tension starts a high ―sugar‖ response – applying Coriander directly over Pancreas and Stomach mitigates the symptoms (profuse sweating, dizziness, disorientation, etc.) almost immediately.
Coriander is a circulatory stimulant and encourages the release of toxins from the body, thereby improving conditions such as arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, gout, rheumatism and a sluggish lymph system.
Properties: analgesic, antibacterial, anti-depressive, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory (topical application) antioxidant, anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, stimulant (cardiac, circulatory, nervous systems)
Mental Benefits: Can provide a calming influence to those suffering from shock or fear when diffused into the area. Can be stimulating to those who are suffering from low energy when diffused. Comforts the intellect and uplifts the mind benefiting those who are both worried and emotionally bereft.
It improves memory and mental functions. It promotes Happiness and Joy by reducing worry. This is considered a protective oil and helps to increase feelings of spontaneity and passion and seeks to achieve stability without denying Joy. Coriander seed oil is ideally suited, therefore, to complex, creative individuals who find it difficult to cope with predictability and routine.
How to use:
- Topically – Can be applied neat to skin at reflex points and/or directly to area of concern.
- Aromatically – Diffuse.
- Internally – Categorized as GRAS for human consumption by the FDA.
The aroma is soothing to some and may be used for its soothing properties by diffusion. Consider as a rotation oil used with other oils to add variety for not only the aromatic benefit but the antibacterial properties as well.
It may be applied directly (neat) for help with muscle pain or for rheumatism and directly on the abdomen or back for digestive difficulties. For digestive difficulties, it may be taken internally mixed with water or other liquids with honey or agave added to sweeten the taste.
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