Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Coriander


Coriandrum Sativum—distilled from  the crushed ripe seeds.  Sweet, woody-spicy, slightly musky or slightly fruity and herbaceous warm fragrance. It has been claimed by some aromatherapists that the aroma improves if allowed to age. Produced mainly in Russia, former Yugoslavia, Romania.  Various chemotypes according to geographical location.   The Essential Oil from the Leaves is called Cilantro.


Generally considered non-toxic, non-sensitizing, possible irritant in low doses.  Dilute well for topical use.  Best suited for diffusing and inhalation.

CHARACTER:  "Confidant Chameleon", Enlivening, Motivating, Encouraging, Protective, Intriguing, Cleansing, Invigorating
  
ETHERIC COLORS: Blue, White, Green, Yellow, Magenta 
NUMBER:  5
PERFUME NOTE: Middle        
CHAKRA:  2           
ELEMENT:  Fire & Water, Earth        
ASTRO:  Mars       
GEM:  Poppy or Leopardskin Jasper, Jadeite (all colors)
ENERGY TYPE: 1, 3;  Warm & Dry

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES:  Creativity, Imagination, Memory, Confidence, Motivation, Optimism, Sincerity, Expression, Enthusiasm

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE STATES:  Emotional fatigue, Weary, Irritable, Nervous, Stress, Doubt, Fear, Sulky, Uncooperative, Vulnerable

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  Accumulated fluids/toxins, Arthritis, Gout, Muscle aches, Poor circulation, Stiffness, Anorexia, Colic, Nausea, Flatulence, Colds, Flu, Infections, Migraine, Fibromyalgia, Nervous exhaustion. Allergies,  Male reproductive system. 
 
PROPERTIES: analgesic, anti-oxidant, anti-spasmodic, carminative, fungicidal, gentle stimulant.


PERSONALITY:
+Light, sweet, frivolous, but with hidden depth.  Sincere, imaginative, optimistic, warm, inviting. Surrounded by people asking their favors and opinions.
+Enjoy expressing themselves, masters of body language, in getting their point across.
+Do their own thing.  May take decorating to the extreme…minimal or over-done.
+Extraordinary memory…not only words, but actions and expressions.
+Can adopt different looks and behavior patterns…stimulating and enjoyable people.
+Tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental,  passionate in whatever they do.
+Leave others “breathless, but captivated.”  Remember the letter “C”—Captivating, Creative, Confident, Courage, Chameleon.
+They are the ones to have around after a difficult birth, shock, or fear.
-If negative, can be uncooperative, sulky, vulnerable to criticism.  May become almost child-like in the sense they have no confidence or self-esteem.
-If down, they need family and friends to rally round and coax them back into life.

BLENDS: Aztec Treasure,  Caldera,  Cinnamon Bears,   Dragon Quest,  Eucalyptus Grove,  Jade,   Moon Watcher, Swadisthana 

ARCHETYPES:  COMMUNICATOR, CHAMELEON, ADVOCATE, JUDGE, MEDIATOR, EGYPTIAN SCARABEUS

Blends with CLARY SAGE, BERGAMOT, JASMINE, NEROLI, PETITGRAIN, CITRONELLA, SANDALWOOD, CYPRESS, ALL CITRUS, PINE, GINGER, CINNAMON, and other spices.

 Constituents:  mainly linalol, decylaldehyde, borneol, geraniol, carvone, anethole, etc.  

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