The well famous Coriander essential oil is obtained from the Coriandrum sativum which is of Umbelliferae (Apiaceae) family and it is also commonly known by the names such as- coriander seed and Chinese parsley. This annual or biennial plant is actually a native of Morocco and it usually grows to about 1 meter in height. It carries sparse, fine, feathery leaves and pinkish-white colour flowers that are followed by the green colour seeds.
When these leaves crushed they give off an unpleasant smell just like the squashed bugs. Basically the Greek name ‘Koris’ (for bug) is actually the root word used for Coriander.
The beneficial oil from this ancient herb holds a strong place in the aromatherapy because it helps a major role in order to ease the mind and fight against fatigue. While on the other hand it warms and calms the digestive system too and helps in relieving the rheumatism, arthritic pain, muscular spasms and also helps in detoxifying the body.
The Coriander oil is obtained from the crushed ripe seeds with the help of using the steam distillation process and it yields about 0.8 – 1.0 % of oil.
Uses of Coriander Essential Oil
- This oil is useful in order to refresh and uplift the mind. It is also proved out to be very helpful for mental fatigue, migraine, tension and various kinds of nervous weakness.
- It gives a warming effect to the stomach and helps in relieving wind and cramps, while helps in revitalization of the glandular system.
- The Coriander oil is also helpful for alleviating the rheumatism as well as arthritis pain, also provides relief to the muscle spasms and is highly useful with colds and flu.
- This essential also acts as a general cleanser for the human body in order to rid it from toxins and fluid wastes.
The therapeutic properties of this oil are-analgesic, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, carminative, depurative, deodorant, digestive and carminative.