Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Coriander


Coriandrum Sativum—distilled from  the crushed ripe seeds.  Sweet, woody-spicy, slightly musky fragrance. Produced mainly in Russia, former Yugoslavia, Romania.  Various chemotypes according to geographical location.   Blends with CLARY SAGE, BERGAMOT, JASMINE, NEROLI, PETITGRAIN, CITRONELLA, SANDALWOOD, CYPRESS, ALL CITRUS, PINE, GINGER, CINNAMON, and other spices.   

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

The Essential Oil from the Leaves is called Cilantro.


CHARACTER:  "Confident 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, 2

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

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.

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.

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

ARCHETYPES:  COMMUNICATOR, CHAMELEON, ADVOCATE, JUDGE, MEDIATOR

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