Coriander (Steam) Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Coriandrum sativum
Country of Origin:
Plant Part:
Distillation Method:
Naturally Grown
Overall Profile
Primary Constituents
alpha pinene
gamma terpinene
geranyl acetate
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Wholesale Pure Coriander Seed Essential Oil

100% pure Coriander Seed essential oil steam distilled from the seeds of Coriander (cilantro) grown in Russia. Perfectly steam distilled Coriander is an incredibly beautiful aromatic that retains the complexity of the spice. This Coriander Seed Essential Oil is available from sample size up to 1kg or more.


Coriander (also known as cilantro and Chinese parsley) is a strongly aromatic hardy annual herb growing about 1 meter high with bright-green leaves and dainty white flowers. It produces bunches of seed that turn from green to brown as they ripen. Native to Europe and Western Asia, naturalized in North America, and cultivated throughout the world, the essential oil is mainly produced in Russia, Yugoslavia, and Romania.


This Coriander Seed essential oil is steam distilled from the seeds of Coriander (cilantro) naturally grown in Russia.

Aromatherapy Notes

An orange-like, slightly camphoraceous top note melds with the woody, sweetly-spiced middle note and the musty, mossy undertones. Suggested companion oils include: Bergamot, Cinnamon, Citronella, Clary Sage, Cypress, Ginger, Jasmine, Neroli, Petitgrain, Pine, Sandalwood and a multitude of spice oils.

Traditional Uses

Coriander originated in the Middle east and Mediterranean and has been used as a spice and traditional medicine for thousands of years. It is one of the most ancient spices and virtually every part of the plant has medicinal or culinary value. While coriander spice comes from the seeds of the plant, the leaves are actually the herb known as cilantro. Coriander is known as “dhanya” in Indian and is highly esteemed in Ayurvedic medicine. It has especially been known as a remedy for digestive tract disorders, respiratory tract disorders, urinary tract infections.1 It appears in ancient Greek medical texts, in the Bible, and in early Sanskrit texts. It has also been referred to in traditional Chinese medicine as a “tonic of the Stomach and Heart”. The seed was also highly esteemed in ancient Egypt. Texts describe a beverage used as an aphrodisiac, containing coriander and garlic steeped in wine, and was found in the tombs of Tutankhamun and Ramses II.2 Coriander is also known to have been used in Morocco as a diuretic and in traditional Iranian medicine “for relief of anxiety and insomnia”.3 In addition to its medicinal properties, coriander has been used in many traditional regional culinary applications, from a flavoring for sausages to an ingredient in chutneys and in pickle making.1

Therapeutic Properties

Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature

From The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy4:

  • Analgesic, Aperitif, Antioxidant, Antirheumatic, Antispasmodic, Circulatory Stimulant, Digestive, Carminative, Fungicidal, Restorative, Stomachic

From Aromatherapy for healing the Spirit2:

  • Indicated for general debility, mental fatigue, and nervous exhaustion.
  • “imbues a feeling of security, peace, and earthy permanence”, while also having an energy of “spontaneity and passion, and seeks to achieve stability without denying joy.”

Coriander in Research

Coriander has long been used as a traditional herbal remedy and scientific research has brought to light evidence for its health-promoting compounds and therapeutic action, including reduction of lipids (fat) in the bloodstream5, regulation of cholesterol6, anti-diabetic properties7, high antioxidant activity8, and protection against neurological disorders9.

Summary of Research Studies

  • Coriander was found to reduce excess lipids in the blood of rats, suggesting beneficial effects on cardiovascular health.5
  • Coriander seeds added to the diets of rats resulted in a decrease in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol ("bad cholesterol") and an increase in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ("good cholesterol").6
  • A study in diabetic mice found that coriander extract added to their diet caused stimulation of insulin secretion and had insulin-like benefits.7
  • Coriander seed extract was found to have very high radical scavenging antioxidant activity in vitro.8
  • The antioxidant activity of coriander extract was found to have neuroprotective activity against neurodegeneration and Alzheimer's in rats.9

Application and Use


Coriander Seed essential oil is considered non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing in small doses. In large doses, it does have a stupefying (dulling of the senses) effect so be sure to be aware of your ingestion quantity and rate. Please consult a physician before using Coriander if you are pregnant.


1 S., Bhat, et al. “Coriander (Coriandrum Sativum L.): Processing, Nutritional and Functional Aspects.” African Journal of Plant Science, vol. 8, no. 1, 2014, pp. 25–33., doi:10.5897/ajps2013.1118.

2 Mojay, Gabriel. Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit: a Guide to Restoring Emotional and Mental Balance through Essential Oils. Gaia, 2005.

3 Mahendra, Poonam, and Shradha Bisht. “Coriandrum Sativum: A Daily Use Spice with Great Medicinal Effect.” Pharmacognosy Journal, vol. 3, no. 21, 2011, pp. 84–88., doi:10.5530/pj.2011.21.16.

4 Wildwood, Christine. Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy. Healing Arts Press, 2000.

5 Lal, A., et al. "Hypolipidemic effect of Coriandrum sativum L. in triton-induced hyperlipidemic rats." Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 42, no. 9, Sept. 2004, pp. 909-912.

6 Dhanapakiam, P., et al. “The Cholesterol Lowering Property of Coriander Seeds ( Coriandrum Sativum ): Mechanism of Action.” Journal of Environmental Biology, vol. 29, no. 1, Jan. 2008, pp. 53–56.

7 Gray, Alison M. & Flatt, Peter R. “Insulin-Releasing and Insulin-like Activity of the Traditional Anti-Diabetic Plant Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander).” British Journal of Nutrition, vol. 81, no. 03, Mar. 1999, pp. 203–209., doi:10.1017/s0007114599000392.

8 Ramadan, Mohamed F., et al. “Radical Scavenging Activity of Black Cumin (Nigella SativaL.), Coriander (Coriandrum SativumL.), and Niger (Guizotia AbyssinicaCass.) Crude Seed Oils and Oil Fractions.” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, vol. 51, no. 24, 2003, pp. 6961–6969., doi:10.1021/jf0346713.

9 Enas, A. Khalil. "Study of the possible protective and therapeutic influence of Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) against neurodegenerative disorders and Alzheimer’s disease induced by aluminum chloride in cerebral cortex of male Albino rats." Nature and Science, vol. 8, no. 11, 2010, pp. 202-213.