Coriander seed was used for culinary and medical purposes since the Babylonian times. It has strong, sweet aroma which is highly valued in perfume and soap making.
In the United States, the leaves are called cilantro and the seeds are called coriander. In India, it is called dhania. In the United Kingdom, the leaves of the plant are called coriander and the seeds are called coriander seeds.
Benefits of Coriander Seed Oil:
- Antibacterial — Coriander seed oil acts against bacteria by helping eliminate bad breath as well as body odour. As an antifungal, it has been used as a household medicine to cure colds, nausea, vomiting and stomach disorders.
- Anti-spasmodic — Coriander seed oil is used by athletes to help them relieve muscle spasm and cramps.
- Analgesic — Coriander seed oil aids pain reduction. It is often used to help treat toothache, muscle pain and menstrual pain.
In culinary coriander seed oil is used to enhance the flavours of confectionary, seasoning flavours sodas. And also used as a flavoring agent for tobaccos, gin and liquors.
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