THIS WEEK'S TUESDAY TIP OFF IS ... CILANTRO!!!
Updated: Jul 8, 2019
Cilantro Coriandrum sativum
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.
Chemistry of Cilantro Essential Oil
Cilantro’s main chemical component is Linalool. Linalool is a powerful natural chemical that can help reduce sad feelings when taken internally because of its effect the on the Monoaminergic system of the brain. When Linalool naturally enters this 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.
It has also been noted to help facilitate the normal process of relaxation of the blood vessels.
Cilantro oil also contains a Linalool called decanal, which has a toning or harmonizing effect on the body when ingested.
The fresh, herbal aroma of Cilantro essential oil makes it useful for cooking, while also providing powerful cleansing and detoxifying properties.
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.
Place two drops in a 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.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice. Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid. Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
Fun Fact All parts of the cilantro plant are edible. 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.
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