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Coriander Seed (Coriandrum sativum) Essential Oil

Coriander Seed (Coriandrum sativum) Essential Oil


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Coriander Seed (Coriandrum sativum) Essential Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name : Coriandrum sativum
English Name : Coriander (seeds) 
French Name : Coriandre (graines) 
Family : Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
Origin : Hungary, Egypt

History and Origin

Coriander is an herbaceous plant. It measures around 60 centimeters in height. Its leaves are large and toothed. Its white or pale pink flowers are typical to Apiaceae family and organized in umbels. Coriander is a very ancient specie. It has been cultivated for over 3 000 years. Coriander seeds were found in Egyptian tombs dating back to 1085-945 B.C. 

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part : Seeds
Extraction : Steam distillation
Oil Characteristics : Clear mobile and colorless liquid. Its scent is sweet and spicy with a subtle anise aroma.
Properties : Positivant. Tonic and stimulant, stomachic, neurotonic, euphoriant +++. Anti-infectious, bactericide, virucide, parasiticidal ++. Antalgic +. 
Indications : Digestive atonia ++, dyspepsia +++, aerophagia +, fermentative enterocolitis +++. E. coli cystitis ++. Cold ++. Asthenia +++, general fatigue +++. Arthrosis ++. 
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All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the parts mostly used in cooking. Coriander is used in cuisines throughout the world. Coriander seed aroma goes well with meat and is often an ingredient in marinades. 


Coriander essential oil is widely used in perfumery for its warm and spicy notes. Coriander seed essential oil enters in the production of well-known perfumes such as « Coco » from Chanel.


Antioxidant and comforting treatment for mature skins.


Safety Data and Contraindications

  • Not known under physiological doses.


Lot B-COSAGHON06J (2009/05)


Monoterpene alcohol : linalool (66,5 %)

Monoterpenes : α-pinene (8,7 %), γ-terpinene (7,0 %)

Monoterpene ketone : camphor (4,5 %)

Documentation and References

  • FRANCHOMME, Pierre, Docteur PÉNOËL, Daniel, L’aromathérapie exactement, Éditions Roger Jollois.
  • MCVICAR, Jekka, La passion des herbes aromatiques-culinaires-médicinales-cosmétiques et comment les cultiver, Guy Saint-Jean éditeur.
  • WERNER, Monica, VON BRAUNSCHWEIG, Ruth, L’aromathérapie : principes, indications, utilisations, Éditions Vigot.