//Egyptian Coriander Oil

Egyptian Coriander Oil

$125.00

The volatile oil is obtained by steam distillation from the green leaves of Coriandrum sativum L

    Common name:Egyptian coriander oil
    Botanical name: Coriandrum sativum L
    Family: Labiatae, lamiaceae
    Cultivation: Cultivated
    Method of extraction: Steam distillation of Coriandrum sativum L
    Green leaves, stem & fresh complete herb
    Colour and appearance: pale yellow
    Odour: Sweet, herbaceous, spicy, woody, slightly fruity

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Description

Coriander is a delicate annual herb with several branches having lacy leaves with jagged edges. The plant grows to a height of 1 to 3 feet with small pinkish-white flowers. The aromatic seeds are round and yellowish brown when ripe. Its name was from the Greek word koris, or ‘bed bug’ owing to the fact that the globose seeds smell like these insects until they ripen and emit a pleasant, spicy aroma. Coriander is indigenous to Egypt and the seeds were found in the tomb of Tutankhamen. It was one of the plants that were grown in the famous Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Both ancient Egyptians and Greeks believed coriander had aphrodisiac properties and used the seeds to flavour their wines. In 1510 the Benedictine monks documented using them as an ingredient in their herbal tonic known as Benedictine, the Carthusian Monks used them to make Chartreuse in the 1740’s, and the Carmelite order in France used coriander seeds with lemon balm, lemon zest, angelica root and nutmeg in their 17th century eau de toilette known as Carmelite Waters. In India, the seeds are still used for cooking.

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Weight 1 kg

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