Aromatherapy: Essential Oil of the Day: Coriander


Coriander (coriandrum sativum)
Parts used to make oil: Seeds

Coriander

Coriander is an annual that is native to Europe and Asia and is now cultivated world-wide. It grows to 20″. It’s upper leaves are called “cilantro” and the small white flowers and rounded seeds are the coriander. It has been used for well over 2,000 years, it was found on an ancient Egyptian papyrus (dated to 1500 BC) and was used much in ancient Egypt as an aphrodisiac. It was reported to be used “for spreading sores, diseased testes, burns, carbuncles, fluxes of the eyes (if mother’s milk is used too)”.
Coriander’s pain relieving properties make it good for headaches, neuralgia, arthritis pain and muscular pain.
The essential oil is reported to be good for circulation, hemorrhoids and fluid retention. It is still considered a aphrodisiac.

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