Coriander - EO 10ML
Coriander essential oil has a fresh, herby aroma and is invigorating. It is very helpful to maintain a healthy circulation.
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How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.
|Latin Name||Coriandrum sativum|
|Extraction||Distillation of the seeds|
|Origin||Egypt, Europe, mainly France|
|Plant characteristics||A strongly aromatic herb about 1 metre high with bright green, feathery leaves and small white flowers. The flowers are followed by round, brown seeds, which are distilled to obtain the essential oil. |
|Oil characteristics||A pale yellow liquid with an orange-fruity aroma and a hint of anise. |
|Traditional use||Mainly for digestive conditions and emotional distress. It is used by the Chinese for diabetes as well as measles and gastroenteritis. |
|Blends well with||Grapefruit, mandarin, fennel and ginger essential oils.|
|Cautions and comments||Although the oil is weakly cyto-toxic, there are no known contra-indications in normal aromatherapy use. |
|Main chemical constituents||Alcohols (60% – 80%), terpenes (20%). |