Coriander Essential Oil (Egypt)
Active Ingredient: Aldehydes: 53%
Botanical Name: Coriandrum sativum
Plant Part: Herbs
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Coriander is a delicate annual herb with several branches and lacy leaves with jagged edges. The plant grows to a height of 1 to 3 feet with small and pinkish- white flowers. The aromatic seeds are round yellowish brown in color when ripe.
Color: Clear to pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Coriander Essential Oil has a sweet, spicy, slightly fruity, herbaceous warm smell. The scent is very similar to that of Cilantro.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Coriander Essential Oil blends particularly well with Bergamot, Cinnamon Bark, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lemon, Neroli, and Orange.
Uses: Essential oils such as Coriander Oil (Egypt) are said to stimulate the appetite, ease indigestion and relieve neuralgia. The therapeutic properties of Coriander Egyptian Essential Oil are listed as analgesic, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, carminative, deodorant, digestive, fungicidal, revitalizing and stimulating. It can aid in relieving mental fatigue, migraine pain, tension and nervous weakness. The oil’s warming effect is also helpful for alleviating pain such as rheumatism, arthritis and muscle spasms.
History: Coriander Essential Oil is indigenous to Egypt and has been in use there for over 3,000 years. Both ancient Egyptians and Greeks believed coriander had aphrodisiac properties. Its name was said to be dated back to the Greek word ‘Koris’ which means bed bug due to the fact that the plants smells strongly like these malodorous insects. In Ancient Egypt, pharaohs were buried with coriander seeds, and it was one of the plants that hung in the famous Gardens of Babylon.
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