Derived from an annual herb known as “Chinese Parsley” is an essential oil known as Coriander Oil. This oil is extracted from an herb belonging to the “Coriandrum Sativum” species within the plant kingdom. Furthermore, this oil is renowned for possessing digestive and stomachic properties. In addition, the oil is extracted from seeds of the herb using a process known as “steam distillation”. Apart for its medicinal properties coriander is also used as “spice” in many food delicacies.
A. Chemical constituents of Coriander Oil:
This oil is basically extracted from a herb belonging to a species known as “Coriandrum Sativum”. In addition, this oil comprises of organic compounds such as Borneol, Cineole, Cymene, Dipentene, Linalool, Phellandrene, Pinene, Terpineol and Terpinolene.
B. The uses and benefits of Coriander Oil:
There are a number of benefits to using this essential oil. However, one should also consider the adverse reactions or side effects reported from its use:
This oil possesses properties that stimulate sexual desires within individuals, and thereby serves as an Aphrodisiac.
Comprising of “antispasmodic” properties this oil when used helps in inhibiting muscle spasms.
This oil also possesses a property that helps in clearing the GI system by resolving issues related to gas formation i.e. flatulence.
“Relief from pain” is also what this oil can provide for when used, and thereby serves as an analgesic.
This oil when used is also capable of inhibiting the growth of fungus and preventing fungal infections thereby serving as an antifungal agent.
C. The adverse effects of the Coriander Oil:
There is basically one major adverse effect that the use of this oil may entail. There are as follows:
- If this oil is used in inappropriate dosages then there is a possibility of an individual losing control over his/her senses. And so this oil must be used with a great deal of care.