AromaAngie — Coriander

Therapeutic Benefits of Coriander

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 Coriander (Coriandrum Sativum) When I think about coriander the seed of the cilantro plant comes to mind.  Some of the research I read use the two words interchangeably. The Encyclopedia Britannica refers to it as Spanish cilantro. Native to the  Mediterranean and Middle East. Uses go back to Ancient Egypt and China.  "Records of the use of coriander date to 5000 bce (Before Common Era). The seeds are yellowish brown and have a mild, fragrant aroma and aromatic taste similar to a combination of lemon peel and sage. The seeds contain from 0.1 to 1 percent essential oil; its principal component is...

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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....

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