Cilantro Essential Oil Product Description
Well known as a key culinary ingredient, Cilantro oil comes from an herb recognized for its many uses and benefits in the kitchen and for the body. Cilantro oil has a flavorful kick that can be used in many different dishes, including dips, salads, meats, and guacamole. Incorporating Cilantro into meals can spice up an average recipe. Consuming Cilantro can also provide powerful internal benefits. When used internally, Cilantro essential oil can aid in healthy digestion and act as a natural cleanser and detoxifier for the body.* Cilantro oil can also help cleanse and freshen the air when its sweet and herbal aroma is diffused. When applied to the skin, Cilantro provides a soothing and cooling feeling that can aid in the relaxation of the body. Cilantro essential oil’s diverse capabilities make it an important oil to have in any home.
Cilantro Essential Oil Uses and Benefits
All parts of the cilantro plant are edible.1 The leaves of the cilantro and the seeds of the plant, known as coriander, are often used as spices in Latin American, Asian, and American cuisine, and the coriander root is used in Thai dishes.2
Chemistry of Cilantro Essential Oil
Main Chemical Component: Linalool
Cilantro’s main chemical component is Linalool. Linalool is a powerful natural chemical with many benefits. A recent study, featured on the doTERRA Science Blog, suggests that Linalool can help reduce sad feelings when taken internally because of its effect the on the Monoaminergic system of the brain.* When Linalool naturally enters the Monoaminergic system, it acts on multiple receptors in the system. Once multiple receptors are targeted, the effects of Linalool are more potent and long lasting than molecules that target only one receptor. Because Linalool helps support brain chemistry balance in these receptors, it has the effect of reducing sad feelings.*4 Another recent study suggests that Linalool may also help facilitate the normal process of relaxation of the blood vessels.*5 Cilantro oil also contains a Linalool called decanal, which has a toning or harmonizing effect on the body when ingested. For more information on the chemical components in Cilantro or other essential oils, visit the doTERRA Science Blog.
Essential Oil Spotlight
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.
Cilantro facilitates a detoxification of negative emotions and debris. It is helpful in lightening ones's load through the release of issues buried in the body, heart, and soul. Similar to Coriander oil, which is distilled from the seeds of the same plant, Cilantro assists individuals in shedding what is not in harmony with their True Self.
Those in need of Cilantro may attempt to obsessively control other people or manage their environment. Inwardly, these individuals may experience a great deal of worry and mental strain. They may become constricted, clinging to or obsessing over mental strain. They may become constricted, clinging to or obsessing over material possessions. Individuals may even hold onto the very patterns, emotions, issues, and possessions that may impair or betray their True Self.
Cilantro facilitates emotional cleansing, and especially encourages the release of worry and control as it assists individuals in centering in their True Self. Cilantro liberates the soul from heavy burdens, enabling individual to live light and free.
(Taken from the book “Emotions and Essential oils”)
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