Traditionally coriander essential oil has been used therapeutically mainly in the form of an infusion for children’s diarrhea, digestive upsets, griping pains, anorexia and flatulence. It was studied in Egypt for its effects in lowering glucose and insulin levels and supporting pancreatic function. For emotional healing this oil can be used to encourage creativity, imagination, good memory, confidence, motivation, optimism, sincerity, expressiveness, and enthusiasm.
In modern times coriander has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, sedative, and analgesic properties. It is used for diabetes, arthritis, and intestinal problems. The primary use of coriander is strengthening. It promotes digestion and can cause a mild feeling of euphoria. Many today use it in conjunction with dill oil to promote pancreatic health and to aid in the control of diabetes.
Coriander can be diluted one part essential oil to one part mixing oil. It can be diffused or directly inhaled or taken as a dietary supplement. Coriander mixes well with lemon, tea tree, lavender, peppermint, cardamom, bergamot, clove, cinnamon, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, neroli, orange, palmarosa, pine, ravensara, ylang ylang, jasmine, nutmeg, jasmine, petitgrain, sandalwood, and cypress. Coriander is generally non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing.