Coriander is an annual plant with aromatic and medicinal characters. It is generally used as a seasoning. In addition, its seeds are used to make an essential oil. Containing many virtues, the latter is used both in cooking and in natural medicine. Here is the extent of its fields of action in aromatherapy.
Coriander essential oil is rich in linalool. This represents 60 to 75% of the active substances. It also contains monoterpenes like alpha-pinene, gamma-terpinene and limonene. Finally, we note the presence of ketones (camphor) and terpene esters.
Medicinal properties and indications
Coriander essential oil acts mainly on the digestive tract. First of all, it promotes the latter’s motor skills, which is essential in the treatment of disorders affecting the digestive tract. It is particularly effective in treating enteritis, stomach cramps and digestive heaviness. She also enters the prevention of intestinal and gastric ulcers.
In addition, due to its anti-inflammatory property, it improves comfort and joint mobility. It participates, among other things, in reduce the pain occurring during a rheumatic attack. It is also involved in the treatment of arthritis and osteoarthritis. Its other properties are antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial.
Finally, this oil offers tonic and stimulating effects. On the bodily level, she tends to boost energy and vitality in case of physical fatigue. On the psychic and emotional level, it stimulates the central nervous system. Thus, it helps to fight states of nervous fatigue and regulates mood. Moreover, in high doses, it gives way to a euphoric state. It also helps to fight against sexual asthenia by stimulating libido.
Directions for use and dosage
On a tablet or a neutral support, pour 1 to 2 drops ofcoriander essential oil and swallow it. Cure to be carried out in 5 to 7 days. To avoid overdose, however, seek the advice of a doctor before taking internally.
Make a mixture of 1 drop of essential oil and 4 drops of vegetable oil. Apply the preparation to the skin, gently massaging the affected parts.
- For digestive problems: rub the area of the abdomen after the meal
- For cases of asthenia (physical, nervous or sexual): rub the spine, lower back, lumbar region and soles of the feet
In atmospheric diffusion
Place 1 or 2 drops of essential oil in the diffuser to clean the air in a room.
Place 1 to 2 drops of essential oil in a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam that escapes; or pour 1 drop into the inner face of the wrists and breathe regularly.
Reasons for caution
The contraindications ofcoriander essential oil apply to pregnant and breastfeeding women, children under 6 years old and people with asthma or heart problems.
In addition, this oil is toxic in high doses. Its ingestion, without the indication of a therapist, can lead to neuronal and renal disorders.