Botanical Family: Umbelliferae (parsley)
Extraction Method/Origin: Steam distillation from seeds—India, Russia
Chemical Constituents: Alcohols (up to 80%): linalol (up to 70%), coriandrol (<30%), geraniol, terpinen- 4-ol, borneol; Monoterpenes (up to 24%): α-pinene, γ-terpinene, l-limonene, p-cymene, myrcene, camphene; Esters: geranyl acetate, linalyl acetate; Ketones: camphor, carvone; Aldehydes: decanal.
Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, antirheumatic, antispasmodic34, and stimulant (cardiac, circulatory, and nervous systems). It also has anti-inflammatory and sedative properties.
Folklore: The seeds were found in the ancient Egyptian tomb of Rameses II.
Historical Uses: The Chinese have used coriander for dysentery, piles, measles, nausea, toothache, and painful hernias.
Other Possible Uses: Coriander may help with anorexia, arthritis, colds, colic, diarrhea, digestive spasms, dyspepsia, flatulence, flu, gout, infections (general), measles, migraines, muscular aches and pains, nausea, nervous exhaustion, neuralgia, piles, poor circulation, rheumatism, skin (oily skin, blackheads, and other impurities), and stiffness. Current research at Cairo University indicates that coriander lowers glucose levels by normalizing insulin levels and supporting pancreas function. Coriander may also help during convalescence and after a difficult childbirth. Because of its estrogen content, it may regulate and help control pain related to menstruation.
Body System(s) Affected: Digestive and Hormonal Systems.
Aromatic Influence: Coriander is a gentle stimulant for those with low physical energy. It also helps one relax during times of stress, irritability, and nervousness. It may provide a calming influence to those suffering from shock or fear.
Application: Apply to Vita Flex Points and directly on area of concern; diffuse.
Oral Use As Dietary Suppliment: Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for human consumption by the FDA. Dilute one drop oil in 1 tsp. honey or in 4 oz. of beverage (i.e. soy/rice milk). Not for children under 6 years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years old and over.
Safety Data: Use sparingly as coriander can be stupifying in large doses.
Blend Classification: Personifier and Modifier.
Bergamot, cinnamon bark, citronella, clary sage, cypress, ginger, jasmine, neroli, petitgrain, pine, sandalwood, and other spice oils.
Odor: Type: Middle Note (50–80% of the blend); Scent: Woody, spicy, sweet; Intensity: 3.