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Coriander, or Coriandrum sativum, is also known as Chinese Parsley, Cilantro, Coriandri Fructus, Dhanyaka, Koriander, Kustumburi.
Coriander is the seed of the herb most Americans know as cilantro. It is native to Europe and Western Asia, but it has been naturalized and widely cultivated in North America.
FOLKLORE / FOOD / FUN FACTS:
--Typical Preparation: Infusion or tincture, and it may be incorporated into food dishes.
--References to coriander can be found in Sanskrit writings as far back as 5000 B.C.E., and the seeds were found in Egyptian tombs as far back as the 21st Dynasty.
--Coriander was originally introduced from the East, being one of the herbs brought to Britain by the Romans. As an aromatic stimulant and spice, it has been cultivated and used from very ancient times. It was employed by Hippocrates and other Greek physicians.
--Dioscides believed that ingesting it could heighten a man's sexual potency. In fact, many cultures believed it to be an aphrodisiac, and it was a main component in love potions up through the Renaissance.
--The inhabitants of Peru are so fond of the taste and smell of this herb that it enters into almost all their dishes, and the taste is often objectionable to any but a native. Both in Peru and in Egypt, the leaves are put into soup.
--The seeds are quite round like tiny balls. They lose their disagreeable scent on drying and become fragrant--the longer they are kept, the more fragrant they become.
--Coriander seed is often combined with cardamom, caraway, fennel, and/or anise to make a soothing tea.
--The Chinese thought that anyone who consumes coriander over their lives would be rewarded with immortality. Nowadays, coriander is used as a flavoring agent in pharmaceuticals, alcohol (vermouth, bitters, and gin), frozen dairy deserts, candy, baked goods, gelatins, and various meat products.
MYSTIC / MAGIC / CRAFT USE:
--Associated with the Moon and Mars.
--Coriander Seeds are believed to be Lucky in three different ways: for drawing new love, to bring about fidelity in marriage, and as a charm against illness.
--Used in love (and lust) magic, as it has been claimed to be an aphrodisiac.
--Promotes prosperity and healing.
--Uses: incense, sachet, dream pillow, mojo bag, protective sprinkle or floorwash, infused oil, etc.
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***C A U T I O N: Too much use will cause lethargy.
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