Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) is found growing wild across southern Europe and Western Asia. It is also thought to have been cultivated in Greece for thousands of years. It was first brought to the North American British colonies in 1670 and is one of the first spices the early settlers were able to cultivate.
Coriander has been considered a digestive aid for thousands of years. There is evidence of its use for this purpose dating back to 5,000 B.C. There are mentions of coriander in the Old Testament, Sanskrit texts, and even the writings of Hippocrates. The ancient Chinese believed coriander could counteract food poisoning, while the Roman armies used it to preserve meats.
Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Apply one to two drops to the desired area. Dilute with carrier oil to minimise skin sensitivity.
Dilution recommended. Possible skin sensitivity. Avoid contact with your sensitive areas, including the eyes.
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The most common use of Coriander oil is to aid digestion. It can be taken internally to promote digestion and alleviate gas or bloating. Take a few drops of coriander oil after eating large meals to soothe the stomach and promote digestion.
Treat Mild Acne and Skin Breakouts
Coriander oil can be beneficial for the skin. Add a drop of oil to your moisturiser or dilute with a carrier oil and apply directly to the skin. This can improve oily skin and promote a clean complexion. This can help treat mild acne and minimise skin breakouts.
Relax Tired Muscles
After a strenuous workout, Coriander oil can relieve the discomfort and minor pain of your muscles. It can also be beneficial to relax tired muscles after a long day. Apply the oil directly with a carrier oil and massage into skin or add a few drops into your bath and soak away the discomfort.
Coriander oil can promote a positive atmosphere to restore mental alertness and help to reduce brain fog. Blend Coriander oil with a couple of drops of Peppermint oil and diffuse. This will help to create a calming atmosphere and a refreshing feeling in any area of your home.