Have you ever wondered what essential oils you should have on hand for yourself and your family?
I will be posting a quick reference guide to each essential oil to help you choose your personal apothecary.
We’re going to be going over what each oil is good for, how to use it, what it goes with to create a blend, and what to watch out for if you’re pregnant, planning to spend some time in the sun, or dealing with a particular ailment or medical condition.
As I sharing these with you we will be looking at pure, single essential oils, not at the many blended products that are available from just about any essential oil provider. Before you choose any of these blends many of with are touted by glowing testimonials on the distributors websites, or by sales representatives with long-winded spiels. Be sure that you know exactly which oils are in them.
Blends are meant as conveniences to help speed relief to you for an ailment, but they often contain oils you do not require for that purpose. Just as you would not mix up a handful of pills and swallow them without knowing what you were taking, be cautious in using blends that contain ingredients you do not require.
And as with all essential oils, check with your doctor before using any product to be sure it will not react with medications you already take.
Be an informed consumer and take the safest path to overall wellness.
Ok, now that we got all that out of the way today we are going to be talking about…
Coriander oil, coriander seed oil, and Chinese parsley oil are all the same thing: a sweet, spicy oil that comes from an herb native to Morocco. It’s the seeds that give coriander its sweet flavor and scent a leaf crushed between the fingers yields a bitter smell.
Some say the ancient Egyptians discovered coriander as an aphrodisiac. If so, it’s clear that the news ever reached medieval France, where nuns of the Carmelite order used the herb to flavor their water. These days coriander flavors Benedictine and Chartreuse liqueurs.
WHAT IS IT USED FOR
- Colds and Flu
- Mental Fatigue
- Migraine and other types of headaches
- Muscle spasms
HOW IT’S USED
- In a vaporizer or diffuser
- In a cream blend or lotion blend
- In a massage oil blend
- In a Bath
- Black Pepper
WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR
Large doses of coriander can have a sedative effect.
MAY ACT AS A SEDATIVE
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Book: An Introductory Guide Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Sonoma Press
Information pulled June 29, 2019