When diffused, Coriander’s woody, spicy, sweet scent helps relax the body and reduces irritability, stress, and nervousness. It gently stimulates those with low physical energy and can help those that suffer from shock or fear. Extracted from the seeds of the plant, Coriander has a strong therapeutic effect and creates harmony with bergamot, sandalwood, cypress, clary sage, ginger, cinnamon, and other spice oils.
Coriander is known to affect the Hormone and Digestive Systems, and has historically been used by the Chinese for dysentery, measles, hernias, toothache, piles, and nausea. It currently is used to promote digestion, ease upset stomachs, and soothes joint and muscle pain.
Commonly used to flavor while cooking, Coriander can also be diffused and applied topically on reflex points or areas of concern. This oil must be used cautiously because when used in large doses, it can be stupefying. When taken orally, dilute one drop to 1 tsp honey or 4 oz of beverage.