A native of Morocco, corainder seeds have a sweet, spicy, warm smell. The main chemical components are: borneol, linalool, cineole, cymene, terpineol, dipentene, phellandrene, pinene and terpinolene. Coriander oil can be useful to refresh and uplift the mind. It can help with mental fatigue, migraine, tension and weakness. In Ayurveda, coriander is used as a digestive herb, burns, rashes, urinary tract infection and hay fever. It has a very soothing effect on the stomach, relieves gas and cramps, while revitalizing the glandular system. Coriander is recommended for sensitive skin that is prone to inflammation because of its cooling, soothing properties. Try in our Pitta Cleanser & Mask, Pitta Body Oil, Pitta Spice Blend and Tridoshic Spice Blend.
Cumin is an ancient herb that has been utilized for thousands of years in cooking and herbalism. Native to the Mediterranean region and Egypt, cumin seeds are the tiny dried fruit that comes from a small Umbelliferae plant and its taste is earthy, pungent and slightly sweet with citrus undertones. Further, cumin belongs to the same plant family as parsley, carrots, dill, and caraway. In Ayurveda, cumin is used as a digestive and culinary herb and is considered balancing to all doshas. It improves lymphatic drainage and is also considered a carminative, helping to dispel gas. Lastly, cumin stimulates digestion without overheating the organs of digestion. Try in our Vata Spice Blend, Pitta Spice Blend, and Tridoshic Spice Blend.