Coriander Oil Specification
Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid.
Characteristic sweet spicy odor.
Soluble in alcohol and oils. Insoluble in water.
0.862 – 0.878 @ 20°C
+4.0 – +10 @ 20°C
1.462 – 1.470 @ 20°C
Steam distillation of crushed seeds.
Linalool, α-pinene, γ-terpinene, camphre, limonene, phellandrenes, α-terpinene, cymene, myrcene
Use of Coriander
Food: All parts of the herb are edible and widely used in a number of cuisine for flavoring and aroma. Coriander Powder is also used for garnishing. Fresh leaves are used as a main ingredient in Vietnamese food, Asian chutney and other dishes. The roots of the herb are also used in Thai cuisine. Coriander seeds are used as a condiment in pickle spices, seasonings, curry powders, sausages, cakes, pastries, biscuits, buns and alcoholic beverages like gin.
Medicine: It is known to possess antibacterial properties and has been used in traditional medicine to relieve anxiety and insomnia. It also helps to clear the body of lead, mercury and aluminum.
Pharmaceutical: Coriander oil is used as a flavoring agent in a number of pharmaceutical preparations, especially the digestive medicines.