coriander seeds

Essential Oil Profile: Coriander

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Latin Name: Coriandrum sativum

Family: Apiaceae

Plant Part: Seed/Fruit

Method of Extraction: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Top Element: Earth

Functional Groups: Aldehyde (relieves stress & promotes relaxation), Alcohol (high resistance to oxidation), Ketone (stimulates cell regeneration, liquefies mucous), Ether( useful as solvents for fats, oils, waxes, and perfumes).

 Type: Stimulating, Cooling

Ayurvedic Dosha: Pitta, Kapha

Scent: Spicy, fresh, penetrating, sweet, woody.

For Skin Type: None

Cautions: Not during pregnancy. Not on sensitive skin.

Physical Uses: Indigestion, nausea, appetite stimulant. Muscle and joint pain. Aides circulation. Colds and flu.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Nervous tension, stress, exhaustion, mental clarity, confidence, apathy

Other Uses: Aphrodisiac. Useful in roll-on or spray deodorants.

Blends Well With:  Flower, Fruit, Spice, Root and Wood Oils.

Possible Substitutions: Cilantro(leaves of Coriandrum sativum), Cardamom, Cumin, Ginger

References:

 Katherine Graf: Aroma Studio: Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Foundation Level, 2001-2011.

http://www.experience-essential-oils.com/chemistry-of-essential-oil.html

https://www.britannica.com/science/ether-chemical-compound

http://articles.mercola.com/herbal-oils/coriander-seed-oil.aspx

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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