Origin: Coriander originates from Europe, particularly France and Spain, as well as Russia. It is distinguished by its ability to become acclimatized in temperate countries.
Description: Sweet and spicy
History: This ancient oil was found in the pyramids of Egypt with the mummies and was said to have been grown in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The Egyptians introduced Coriander to Europe in the 18th century and it was cultivated in the region of Paris.
Properties and Indications:
Carminative - excessive gaseous states and stomach cramps
Anti-sudorific - helps decrease sweating
Stimulates the spleen and liver
Said to be good for vertigo
Can help with halitosis
Masculine but sensuous
Cephalic - sharpens the senses
Works on the nervous system
Can help ground someone who has excess libido - puts them more in touch with their body on a sensuous side