Coriander Oil

coriander oil


Common Name:  Coriander Oil

Botanical Name:  Coriandrum sativum

Other Names:  Dhania, Coriander seed oil, Corriandre, Dhanyaka


Coriander is an annual plant with aromatic leaves. The leaves are finely divided up to the stem. Flowers usually white in colour appear in the summers. The fruits are brown in color. The plant is a native of India and its botanical name is Coriandum sativum.

Coriander oil is obtained by the process of steam distillation of the seeds. It is generally a transparent liquid but may have pale yellow colour. It has an herbal spicy smell. The main constituents of the oil are D-linalool and its acetates. It is of watery viscosity.

Uses of Coriander oil

Medicinal uses: This oil has great antibacterial properties. It is used in the treatment nausea, indigestion and fungal infections. It is also found useful in convulsions, relief in cases of cramps and pain. It is therefore very helpful in arthritis and rheumatism. It is great memory booster and therefore used in the treatment of loss of memory in aged people. It balances the hormones and is helpful in menstrual problems. It is also helpful in the treatment of mental fatigue, nervous weakness, tension and migraine. It has a revitalizing effect on the glandular system. It also relieves cold, flu and muscular spasms. It also works as a body cleanser and frees the body of toxins and wastes.

Other uses: It is usually not used much in aromatherapy. It is also generally not used in the skin care products but widely used in toiletries for fragrance.

Precautions: When used in large doses it can have studying effects.

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