Coriander essential oil, or coriander seed essential oil, is steam distilled from the seeds of the Coriandrumsativum plant. The leaves of this same plant are known as cilantro, which the herb that’s used to flavor foods like guacamole.
Coriander essential oilhas analgesic, antidepressant, anti-epileptic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-mutagenic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, deodorant, depurative, digestive, fungicidal, lipolytic, stimulant and stomachic therapeutic properties.
It has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments, including poor digestion, nervous tension, low libido and gout.
1. Treat Arthritis and Gout
Mix 10 drops of coriander essential oil into a carrier oil and use the blend to treat arthritis and gout. It will quickly reduce the pain and inflammation and increase circulation around the affected joint. The increased circulation will really help eliminate the excess uric acid and urate crystals that cause gout.
It can be applied two to three times a day. You can use any carrier oil with coriander oil. Most of them have anti-inflammatory properties that will enhance the blend.
2. Prevent or Treat Bacterial Infections
Use the same 10% coriander essential oil/carrier oil blend to prevent or treat bacterial infections. Coriander oil’s anti-bacterial properties work on bacterial infections on the skin and in the body.
3. Treat Athlete’s Foot
Apply a 6% coriander essential oil/carrier oil blend to the feet to get rid of athlete’s foot. Use it twice a day, after washing the feet. You can use any carrier oil for this benefit but babassu oil, coconut oil and jojoba oil are especially good as they also have anti-fungal properties.
4. Get Rid of Ringworm
Use the 6% coriander EO blend to treat ringworm. Apply the blend two to three times a day after washing the affected area.
*A 1% to 3% dilution rate (1 to 3 drops of essential oil per teaspoon of carrier oil) is fine for everyday use. Stronger dilution rates should only be used for 10 days to 2 weeks at a time.*
5. Fight Free Radicals
Massage a 2% to 3% coriander essential oil/carrier oil blend into the skin to fight free radical damage. It is high in antioxidants which makes it very good for this purpose. You can use a 2% to 3% blend every day.
6. Control Blood Glucose Levels
Add 2 drops of coriander seed oil to a vege cap,