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Benefits of Coriander Essential Oil: Treat UTI’s to Anxiety and More!

A bottle of coriander oil with a bowl of coriander seeds and leaves on a wooden table

Coriander Oil

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A bottle of coriander oil with a bowl of coriander seeds and leaves on a wooden table

Are you looking to try out essential oils but aren’t sure which one to choose? There are many essential oils out there, but coriander oil has one of the most wide-range of uses. From aiding in digestion to clearing up your skin, this essential oil is an all natural remedy for many of life’s ailments.

Here are some amazing reasons why you have a bottle of this helpful oil in your cabinet already.

Coriander is often mistaken for cilantro and though they do come from the same plant, the two are still different. In the first stage of the plant’s growth, it is still referred to as cilantro, but once it has flowers and seeds, it’s named coriander.

The plant can be found in many countries, including China, where it’s called Chinese parsley, but also in the U.S., Europe and India. The oil is harvested from the seeds of the coriander plant and has a strong, slightly sweet aroma.

Here are the top uses and benefits of coriander essential oil and why you should use it:

Coriander Essential Oil Benefits

1. Aids with Digestion and Overall Gut Health

In ancient cultures, coriander has been used together with other herbs for digestive complaints.  This oil has been known to decrease bloating, relieve digestive pain, upset stomachs, flatulence,  and overall discomfort. It releases gases in the stomach and promotes smoother digestion. Studies have also shown that coriander oil may help in fighting food borne bacteria related illnesses (food poisoning) such as Salmonella. A recent study also shows that coriander seed oil helps fight bacteria that cause food poisoning.

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2. Aids in treating infections in the urinary tract

Coriander is also helpful for decreasing the pain produced by urinary tract infections. It also benefits your total body health as it can encourage the body to heal more quickly.

3. Regulates blood glucose levels

A natural way to control your blood sugar levels for those with diabetes is by eating more coriander or using coriander oil in aromatherapy as well as in massage when combined with a carrier oil. Its therapeutic effect is in part due to its ability to assist the body in producing more insulin.

4. Helps lessen anxiety and tension

It has also been shown to lower feelings of anxiety, aiding in bringing the body back to a calm state. Because of this, it’s an excellent way to cope with insomnia and promote better quality sleep. Coriander extract can be used either in its powder or oil form.

5. Has antibacterial properties

When diluted with other essential oils, coriander oil can also be safely used on some skin problems. It’s effective for combating microbes and other bacteria. It can also assist in the treatment of various other health issues related to fungal and bacterial infections.

6. Relieves muscle pain

One reason coriander works well against digestive problems is because it’s also an analgesic and anti-spasmodic. It relaxes the muscles to stop the occurrence of spasms. Use it to ease your stomachache, reduce discomfort and menstrual pain, and inhibit the contractions of muscle cramps.

7. Lowers blood pressure

Another health condition that coriander can be used for is hypertension. It manages and lowers blood pressure levels and at the same time, it works as a diuretic, flushing out toxins from the body by encouraging the release of urine.

8. Contains antioxidants

Aside from treating existing conditions, the antioxidants in coriander increase your body’s natural protection and repair its cells. These antioxidants strengthen your body to prevent diseases linked to premature aging, the degeneration of the body’s muscles and tissue, and cell damage caused by free radicals.

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