One of my favorite types of food is Mexican! Which makes Cilantro Essential Oil perfect for me, and maybe it could help you out too!
Description of Cilantro Essential Oil
The culinary uses and additional benefits of Cilantro have been documented for centuries. Internal use of Cilantro promotes healthy digestion and supports healthy immune and nervous system functions.
Applied topically, Cilantro is very soothing and cooling to the skin, and it adds a fresh, herbal aroma to any essential oil blend when diffused. Cilantro’s culinary uses are endless, for instance, adding a flavorful twist to meats, salads, dips, and guacamole. Talk about yum *insert italian chef kiss here* mmhhmm.
The cilantro plant, also known as coriander, is an annual herb known for its ability to produce cilantro leaves and coriander seeds. The leaves of the cilantro plant are small, green, and feathery. The plant also produces flowers that blossom in clusters that form little umbrella shapes.
These flowers are a pale pink or white color. The yellow-brown fruit of the cilantro plant produces an oval shaped fruit that holds two seeds. The cilantro plant can grow to be up to 50 cm in height.
This soft plant originates from the Near East and only survives one growing season.
Uses and Benefits of Cilantro Essential Oil
- Place two drops in a doTERRA veggie cap to support healthy digestion and immune system function.
- Add to stir-fries, salads, and dips to experience Cilantro’s distinct flavor.
- Diffuse with citrus essential oils for a fresh, herbal aroma.
- Supports healthy digestion when taken internally
- Powerful cleanser and detoxifier (It plays a big part in the Zendocrine essential oil blend)
- Gives food a fresh and tasty flavor
doTERRA Essential Oils
I recommend only one brand of essential oils. Please do not use these tips if you are going to go out and buy the cheapest brands that you can find.
When it comes to essential oils, you get what you pay for. There’s hardly any regulation on the essential oil market, so you have to do your due diligence when purchasing oils.
After research, I fell on doTERRA. DoTERRA holds themself to the highest purity and safety standards on the market. Plus, they hold themselves to fair trade and sustainability practices.
You can learn more about doTERRA’s CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) standards on my blog post about it.