coriander

April 9, 2018

Insomnia / Sleep

Insomnia is the inability to sleep, often due to stress, caffeine, and alcohol.  Relaxation techniques can help and lavender, valerian, and hops have shown promise in human studies. Anxiety can be caused by many things. Herbs and essential oils have demonstrated sedative and anxiolytic activities in many human studies.  A […]
April 9, 2018

Urinary System / Diuretic / Liver

The urinary system includes the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra.  The liver, while not a direct part of the urinary system, rids the body of excess nitrogen via urine. Diuretic herbs promote urination, helping to stimulate the kidneys, remove waste, and reduce urinary irritation.  More human studies are necessary.  Juniper berry and […]
April 10, 2018

Corriander Tea Recipe

Coriander seeds have been used in folk medicine for an upset stomach.  Try this Coriander Tea Recipe to help with digestive issues. Coriander Tea Recipe Ingredients 1 tsp of coriander seeds 2 cups of hot water Coriander Tea Recipe Instructions Soak seeds in hot water for 10 minutes, strain, then drink […]
April 20, 2018

Linalool / Beta Linalool / Linalyl Alcohol / Linalyl Oxide

Linalool is an alcohol found in bay, bergamot, coriander, ho wood, basil*, thyme*, lavender, clary sage, sage, cinnamon, petitgrain, rose, niaouli*, sage, neroli, geranium, marjoram, palmarosa, jasmine, ylang, ylang, and rosewood.  Ho wood (Cinnamomun camphora) can be over 98% linalool and the sweet type of basil (Ocimum basilicum) can have […]
April 24, 2018

Pinene / Alpha Pinene / Delta Pinene / Beta Pinene

Pinene is a monoterpene found in balsam fir, cajuput, cumin, cypress, frankincense, juniper, angelica, nutmeg, pine, rosemary, and coriander. If oxidation occurs, pinenes can cause skin irritation.  Oxidation occurs when essential oils are exposed to oxygen due to poor storage and old age. Monoterpenes are odorless, highly volatile, prone to oxidation, […]
May 9, 2018

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) Research

Latin Name:  Coriandrum sativum Family: Apiaceae The leaves and seeds of C. sativum are both used frequently in cooking.  The leaves are commonly called cilantro, and the seeds are commonly called coriander.  Both have been used as a remedy for a variety of digestive complaints.  Studies have shown it may also […]