Coriander10.09.18- Meredith Liggio
Coriander essential oil, long recognized for promoting healthy digestion, is created by the steam distillation of coriander seeds. Coriander possesses properties such as analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and sedative. It also serves as a stimulant for the cardiac, circulatory, and nervous systems.
Folklore reveals that Coriander was found as an oil in the Egyptian tomb of Rameses II and as a fragrance in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. It was also referenced in the Bible as a comparison to the manna that was supplied to the Israelites when no food was available.
According to historical information, the Chinese have used Coriander for dysentery, hemorrhoids, measles, nausea, toothache, and painful hernias.
Other possible uses reveal that Coriander may help with anorexia, arthritis, colds, colic, diarrhea, dyspepsia, flatulence, flu, gout, infections, migraines, muscular aches and pains, nervous exhaustion, neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism, skin (oily skin, blackheads, and other impurities), and stiffness.
Current research performed in Egypt at Cairo University suggests that Coriander may lower glucose levels by normalizing insulin levels and supporting pancreas function.
Coriander is a gentle stimulant for those with low physical energy and may help one relax during times of stress, irritability, and nervousness. It may provide a calming influence to those suffering from shock or fear.
Coriander has a sweet, spicy scent along with a woody scent. It can be used in the diffuser, applied directly to the area of concern, and topically on Vita Flex Points. Combine a drop of Coriander Vitality to 1 drop of a natural vegetable oil in a capsule and take it after meals to support digestion. Put a couple of drops of Coriander Vitality in a cup of water and swish it around your mouth to improve oral health.
Safety data indicates that Coriander should be used sparingly as when taken taken in large doses, as one might become confused or STUPIFIED!
Coriander can be found in the spice aisle at the grocery store and is commonly used to flavor foods, such as curry, chili, and soups. It can also be added to dressings and marinades.
Coriander might just be my next oil to add to my shelf. After all, I can be irritable, I do have arthritis, and healthy digestion is a must!
Overall, what is it good for?
- Relax during times of stress, irritability, and nervousness
- Healthy digestion
- Gentle stimulant for low physical energy