Aroma: Sweet, spicy, warm, and woody
Latin Name: Coriandrum sativum
Country of Origin: Bulgaria
Cultivation Method: Conventionally grown
Extraction Method: Carbon dioxide (CO2) extracted
Extracted From: Dried seeds
Color: Clear to pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Middle
Aromatherapy Properties: Warm, comforting, aphrodisiac. The scent is used to boost mental alertness, and offers warm inspiration.
Suggested Use: Coriander seed is used in aromatherapy blends for its uplifting effect. It blends nicely with essential oils like rose geranium, clary sage, palmarosa, pine, bergamot, and petitgrain.
Topically, the essential oil can be diluted in a carrier oil and applied to the abdominal area to aid in digestive complaints. Dilute to 3% in a carrier oil, which is about 15 single drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil like jojoba or olive oil.
History: Coriander seeds were found in the ancient Egyptian tomb of Ramses II. It has long been considered a valuable spice worldwide. To this day, it is an important component of curry spice.
Specific Safety Information: Not for internal use. Dilute with topical use. Dilute more heavily with sensitive skin. Some essential oils can be contraindicated with certain medical conditions. Ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure a disease.