Taken from the same plant that produces Cilantro essential oil, Coriander oil is unique in that it can be used internally to promote digestion, aromatically for relaxation, topically for clear skin, and more. While widely known for its use in the kitchen, it is clear that the benefits of Coriander oil reach far beyond the realm of cooking—making Coriander a popular oil for everyday use.
An annual herb also known as cilantro, Coriandrum sativum is a highly aromatic plant that has many uses. Cilantro oil is extracted from the leaves of this plant, while the coriander seeds provide a different oil, known as Coriander. Both the leaves and the seeds of the Coriandrum sativum plant are commonly used in cooking for their aroma and flavor.
Chemistry of Coriander Oil Main Chemical Components: Linalool, α-pinene, γ-terpinene, camphor
Uses and Benefits
Coriander oil is commonly used internally to aid in digestion. To utilize these benefits of Coriander oil, consider adding two or three drops of the oil to a veggie capsule or take a few drops internally after eating a large meal to assist with digestion.
Coriander oil can be particularly beneficial for the skin. To maintain a clear complexion, or to improve oily skin, use Coriander oil directly on the face after showering. Dilute with coconut oil before applying to avoid any skin sensitivity. You can also add one drop of Coriander oil to your daily moisturizer to help improve the appearance of your skin.
Coriander oil is especially great for massage. After a short workout, apply Coriander to the legs as well as to the back of the neck or bottom of the feet to promote relaxation at the end of a long day, or as you prepare to go to sleep.
For years, chefs have used many parts of the Coriander plant, including the seeds, to add flavor and spice to a variety of meals. Consider adding a drop of Coriander to your favorite curry recipe for an extra boost in flavor.
Looking for a way to use Coriander oil in a diffuser blend? With a green, herbaceous aroma, Coriander is known for blending well with minty, fresh essential oils like Peppermint or Wintergreen oil. The combination of minty essential oils and refreshing Coriander oil produces a fresh, clean scent.
Lavender is the most chemically similar essential oil to Coriander, which means they share many of the same benefits. So, if you are out of Lavender, you can find similar soothing benefits from Coriander oil for skin, body, and relaxation.
Cautions Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
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