5 Health Benefits and Uses of Coriander Essential Oil

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Coriander Essential Oil is another of the oils that has been well proven over time. It was used anciently by the Egyptians with some seeds being found in their tombs. The oil is extracted from the seeds yielding a light, almost colorless oil with a pleasant fragrance. This is in contrast to the crushed leaves of the plant which give a more pungent odor. Anciently, the favored property of the oil and seed was the aid that it gave indigestion. Other cultures used it as well for nausea and digestive problems and as far-ranging problems as toothaches to hemorrhoids.  Below are the health benefits and 5 uses for this wonderful essential oil.

The aroma is soothing to some and may be used for its soothing properties by diffusion. Consider as a rotation oil used with other oils to add variety for not only the aromatic benefit but the antibacterial properties as well. It may be applied directly (neat) for help with muscle pain or for rheumatism and directly on the abdomen or back for digestive difficulties. For digestive difficulties, it may be taken internally mixed with water or other liquids with honey or agave added to sweeten the taste.

1. Fungicidal: It inhibits growth of fungus and helps cure fungal infections. This property helps cure a number of skin diseases, most of which are caused due to fungal infections.

2. Analgesic: An agent that reduces pain. This oil has been found to be effective for curing toothache, headache and other pains of joints, muscles and those resulting from injuries or collisions. It reduces pain by desensitizing the affected area of pain.

3. Antispasmodic: It will relieve you of spasmodic cramps (both of limbs and intestines), coughs and will also prove beneficial in case of a spasmodic cholera. It also relieves nervous cramps and convulsions and relaxes you.

4. Deodorant: Like coriander, Coriander Oil is a good deodorant too. It clears bad breath and eliminates mouth and body odor, when used internally or externally. This also helps inhibit the bacterial growth in mouth and around sweat glands and thereby fighting odor. Mixed in water, when externally applied or used as a mouthwash, it again does the trick.

5. Depurative: It helps remove the regular toxins like uric acid, heavy metals and certain compounds and hormones produced by the body itself, from blood, as well as other foreign toxins which get into blood accidentally.

Do you use Coriander Essential Oil in your home?  I’d love to hear from you. And don’t forget to leave a link back to your own blog too if you have one via the commentluv feature here on the site.

Slán go fóill (goodbye for now),

Faye

 

 

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