Coriander Essential Oil
Coriander is an annual herb that has bright green leaves (cilantro), and white, lacy flowers with round fruits.
- Botanical Family: Apiaceae
- Other Common Names: None
- Part of Plant Used: Seeds
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: Coriander's leaves produce cilantro. Coriander is available as an essential oil, absolute, and C02 extract.
- Chemistry: Coriander is mainly comprised of monoterpene alcohols (linalool).
- Digestive System: supports the digestive system including nausea, indigestion and other digestive upsets
- Musculoskeletal: pain relief for muscular aches and pains
- Nervous System: stress and anxiety relief including insomnia and mental/physical fatigue
- Reproductive: soothes menstrual cramps, hormonal imbalances, increases estrogen levels, increases intimate secretions, and helps with frigidity
- Pregnancy: helps with sleep and relaxation, digestive relief, nausea, focus, hormonal balance, and general discomfort
- Babies & Children: helps with digestion, nausea, pain relief, fatigue, stress, and respiratory ailments
- Respiratory: treats respiratory system including viral infections
- Spiritual: supports the Sacral chakra associated with the emotions, sensuality, and creativity
- Scent Profile: Mid note with a mild, sweet, warm, floral and peppery aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Coriander can last up to 8 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Spicy
- Blends well with: Bergamot, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Marjoram, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Palmarosa, Petitgrain, Ravensara, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Star Anise, and Tumeric
- None known
Products Using Coriander Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.