Coriander seed oil originates from the Chinese parsley plant family. It is taken from the seed of the coriander plant. Coriander is said to have been one of the first spices used in the world, and its culinary and medicinal uses date way back to the Babylonian times.
A well-known spice around the kitchen, coriander oil has also become a famed ingredient in perfumes and soaps due to its strong, sweet-smelling aroma.
Coriander seed oil is said to have several interesting health properties as well.
Due to itsaphrodisiac property, it is thought the ancient Egyptians used coriander oil in their ‘love potions’. Nowadays, there are believers who say its phytonutrients can actually boost your sex drive, increase sexual passion, and help get over erectile dysfunction or impotence in men.
Antibacterial and Antifungal
Coriander seed oil can help get rid of bad breath and body odour as it combats bad bacteria through its antibacterial properties. It is often used as a home remedy to cure a common cold, vomiting, nausea, and some upset stomachs.
Relieves Flatulence and Digestive Properties
Coriander oil is known for its ability to ease digestion problems such as upset stomach, indigestion, and an abundance of flatulence. It is apparent that the oil can also help to fight against the bacteria that cause food poisoning.
This little oil friend can help to reduce some pain and irritation. You might be able to use it to treat an aching tooth, muscle pain and some PMS symptoms.
Coriander oil might prove the pick-me-up you need if you are feeling a little low. It also can prove to calm for those who might suffer shock or trauma.
The oil is vastly employed by athletes, as it helps to relieve muscle spasm and cramps which can prove debilitating during or after a bout of exercise.
Coriander seed oil is quite potent and, like most essential oils, you should remain weary of the amount you take. If used in excess, or without a spot test first, it could cause intestinal or dermatological problems. Remember to be cautious of the use of any essential oils, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any known allergies or medical conditions. It is best to consult a health care professional if you want to be sure.
Generally, the safest way to use coriander oil for its suggested benefits is via diffusion, or in a warm bath. Sit back, soak in some bubbles with a nice cup of Bondi Beach Tea Co., Bondi Unwind Tea, and let the world go by for a few moments. Grab your pack of herbal tea goodness today.