Cilantro

Main Uses    

  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Aids digestion
  • Soothing to the skin
  • Gives food a fresh and tasty flavor
  • Supports feelings of anxiety, irritability, confusion, loneliness.

Application: Aromatic, Topical
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Aromatic Description: Fresh, herbal, sweet, pungent
Main Chemical Components: Decenal, dodecenal
Plant Part: Leaf

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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, adding a flavorful twist to meats, salads, dips, and guacamole.

Home and Health Uses

  • Place two drops in a dōTERRA 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.

Emotional Uses

High in antioxidants that protect our cells from oxidative stress, it also helps us cleanse ourselves of the
negative emotions that weigh down the body. It’s a natural detoxifier, physically and emotionally. It can help us interrupt patterns of rigid, destructive behavior and lighten our emotional load, allowing us to return to our true selves. 

Additional Reading

Cilantro is most commonly known as a culinary herb, distinct in its deep green, leafy appearance and sweet, fresh flavor. Although it is often used to adorn all manner of dishes, from tacos to soups, cilantro is also valuable beyond the culinary sphere. For centuries, cilantro has been documented for its therapeutic uses, including promoting healthy digestion and acting as a cleanser and detox agent for the body’s internal systems.

The high antioxidant content of cilantro is the primary reason why it is so effective when used in cleansing purposes. The antioxidants present in cilantro protect the cells in the body from oxidative stress, which is a result of the damage toxins cause to cells before the body can remove them.

doTERRA Cilantro essential oil contains these powerful antioxidant properties of cilantro in a concentrated form, making this oil highly effective in aiding the body and its cells in their regular detoxification processes.

This valuable ability of cilantro oil is also why it is a part of two wonderfully potent doTERRA blends. The oil of cilantro can be found in the doTERRA Purify Cleansing Blend as well as the doTERRA Zendocrine Detoxification Blend. Cilantro brings much of the cleansing power behind these blends, making them ideal for cleaning your home or your body while also keeping them in excellent condition. The aroma of doTERRA Cilantro is invigorating to the senses, promoting a sense of renewal and fresh beginnings. It blends beautifully with citrus scents, such as Wild Orange or Lemon, when diffused.

In addition to supporting your body’s regular cleansing regimens, doTERRA Cilantro also aids in digestion, particularly after having overindulged in a rich meal. You can use doTERRA Cilantro in cooking as a convenient and always-on-hand substitute for the fresh herb. Try adding a few drops to stir fry dishes, salads, dips, and more for a fresh flavor that will bring with it invaluable internal benefits.