Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Coriandrum Sativum—steam distilled from leaves.  It has a wonderful fragrance, just like the herb. Can be used in guacamole, lime shrimp, fajitas, tortilla soup, etc. The oil is a large element in the considerable beneficial properties of cilantro. Essential oil of cilantro is also used in perfumes. It is commonly mixed with fragrances of citrus and bergamot to make a lingering and pleasant after-aroma.

The oil from the seeds is CORIANDER.

Appears to be non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritant at low doses.  

CHARACTER (Similar to CORIANDER): "Depth of Expression "       Enlivening, Motivating, Encouraging, Intriguing, Penetrating, Cleansing, Invigorating,   
GEM:  Poppy or Leopardskin Jasper, Chrysanthemum Stone
PERFUME NOTE: Middle        
CHAKRA:  2           
ELEMENT:  Fire & Water        
ASTRO:  Mars       

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

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

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES Arthritis, colds, colic, diarrhea, exhaustion, flatulence, flu, infections, migraine, muscular aches and pains, nausea, neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism, stiffness, indigestion
PROPERTIES:  detoxifying agent to help the body remove toxic levels of heavy metals (like mercury used in teeth fillings), antioxidant, Analgesic,   antispasmodic,   bactericidal, digestive, carminative, fungicidal, stimulant, stomachic

+Light, sweet, but with hidden depth.   More intellectual than the CORIANDER profile.
+ Surrounded by people asking their favors and opinions, but can thrive on a good debate.
+Enjoy expressing themselves, masters of body language, in getting their point across. Imaginative, optimistic.
+Do their own thing, They have a deep love for learning, and are most at home in a research lab, classroom, or library.
+Extraordinary memory…not only words, but actions and expressions.
+Can adopt different looks and behavior patterns… good at making connections between seemingly unrelated events and facts.
+ Constantly expanding their horizon, stepping back and taking in the big picture
+Tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental
+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. May be Introspective, solitary, and detached
-If down, they need family and friends to rally round and coax them back into life.

BLENDS:  None, yet.  Used as single oil.


Constituents:  mainly linalol, decylaldehyde, borneol, geraniol, carvone, anethole, etc. Contains higher proportions of aldehydes than the seed oil.

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