Greek Coriander Seed Organic Essential Oil
Greek Coriander Seed Organic Essential Oil

Greek Coriander Seed Organic Essential Oil

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Greek Coriander Seed Organic Essential Oil

Batch: CO2023003B

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Latin name: Coriandrum sativum


Botanical family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)


Method of extraction: distilled at out organically certified distillery

Plant part used to extract the oil: seeds


Cultivation method: Organic farming


Area of origin: Chalkidiki, Central Macedonia, Greece


Historical notes:


Coriander is native to a wide area coveringMediterranean Europe, Northern Africa and South-Western Asia. It is thought that coriander has been cultivated in Greece for over 4000years! The earliest reference to coriander in Greece - in Myceanaean Greek (‘ko-ri-ja-da-na’) - has been found on the tablets recovered from Pylos in Peloponnese Region in southern Greece. These ‘Linear B tablets’ reveal that coriander was being grown asa herb (for its flavour) and also used in production of perfumes. Later, coriander was mentioned by the famous Greek physician andthe "Father of Medicine"- Hippocrates (c. 400 BC). Greek physician, pharmacologist and botanist, Dioscorides (65 AD) also mentions medicinal use of coriander in his 5-volume encyclopaedia about herbal medicine and related medicinal substances ‘De materiamedica’ (Περὶὕλης ἰατρικῆς). Interestingly this pharmacopeia was widely read for more than 1,500 years.


It is believed that he  term ‘coriander’ is derived from the Old French ‘coriandre’, which comes from Latin ‘coriandrum’, in turn from Ancient Greek ‘κορίαννον’ or ‘κορίανδρον’ (koriannonor koriandron) which is thought to be possibly related to ‘κόριςkóris’ meaning ‘a bed bug’ on account of its stinking bed bug-like smell.


Biochemical group: monoterpenols


Main chemical constituents: linalool, camphor, alpha-pinene, gamma-terpinene, geranyl acetate, limonene, geraniol, myrcene, others


Colour: very pale yellow


Consistency: thin


Aroma strength: strong


Perfumery note:top to middle


Aroma: floral, warm, spicy, lemony and woody characteristic of coriander (a warm hug in a bottle!)


Traditional Aromatherapy Uses:


  • Traditionally in aromatherapy treatments coriander seed is associated with the following therapeutic properties: analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-depressant, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, aperitif, anti-rheumatic, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, aphrodisiac, bactericidal, carminative, depurative, digestive tonic, energizing, hepatoprotective, revitilising, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, warming


  • Qualified aromatherapists may use coriander seed essential oil for common complaints such as:
  • nervousexhaustion and mental fatigue and debility
  • digestive issues –flatulence and nausea; appetite stimulant recommended for support for those suffering from anorexia nervosa
  • various types of aches and pains -from rheumatic, muscular to arthritic pain and gout
  • others
  • How we use it:
  • Inhalation / Vapourisation:

- For calming, uplifting, comforting blend combine with citrus oils such as bergamot or sweet orange, mandarin or ylang-ylang or try with vetiver, Australian sandalwood or patchouli.

  • Skin applications:

 -For a calming, comforting, uplifting massage and aches and pains – try with geranium and  sweet marjoram or ginger, it blends with black pepper too

- For digestive issues blend with mandarin, sweet orange or ginger - dilute in a fixed oil (carrier oil) and gently massage the lower abdomen using clockwise movement.

Please, also see our How to Use Essential Oils Safely page for more information

Safety considerations:

Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using coriander Seed Essential Oil. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, 'Essential Oil Safety' (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 260.]


Please, also see our How to Use Essential Oils Safely page for more information.


Research and studies:


  • Chemical Composition, Antimicrobial and Antioxidative Activity of Laurel, Sage, Rosemary, Oregano and Coriander Essential Oils


  • Changes on essential oil composition of coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) fruits during three stages of maturity


  • Antifungal activity of Coriandrum sativum essential oil, its mode of action against Candida species and potential synergism with amphotericin B






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