The culinary uses of Cilantro (coriandrum sativum) and the benefits of its essential oil have been documented for centuries.
The essential oil of Cilantro is distilled from the leaves of the same plant as Coriander essential oil, which is distilled from the seeds. The aroma is herbaceous, fresh, and slightly citrusy. The plant is from the parsley family and is commonly used for seasoning in Asian, Latin, and Indian foods. The Chinese also valued Cilantro for its beneficial qualities. Coriander essential oil consists of compounds like Borneol, Cineole, Cymene, Dipentene, Linalool, Phellandrene, Pinene, Terpineol and Terpinolene, and these are the causes behind its beneficial properties.
Cilantro promotes healthy digestion and acts as a powerful cleanser and detoxifier for the body. Cilantro may be used for indigestion and has the added benefits of being an antioxidant that helps control free radicals as well as helping to leach heavy metals from the human body.
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.
Scientific Research on the Benefits of Cilantro Essential Oil
What does the scientific research say about the benefits of Lavender?
Well, I can’t say specifically. The FDA won’t let me because they don’t regulate essential oils. So, if you’d like to learn about the research, you have two choices:
- Contact me now and I’ll tell you all about it personally. It’s free, you have no obligation, and I promise–no…I guarantee–it will be worth your time.
- Go this government website and search. You can use phrases like “cilantro essential oil“. It’s quite simple and you’ll find some very interesting information.
- Place two drops in a veggie capsule to experience a cleansing and detoxifying effect.
- Add to stir fries, salads, and dips to experience Cilantro’s distinct flavor.
- Diffuse with citrus essential oils for a fresh, herbal aroma.
- Assists with digestion after over-indulging at dinner.
Directions for Use
- Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the best essential oil 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.
- Aids digestion
- Powerful cleanser and detoxifier
- Gives food a fresh and tasty flavor
Essential Oils That Blend Well With Cilantro
- Melaleuca essential oil – Also known as tea tree oil. Great for cleansing the skin and goes great with with cilantro as a natural cleanser.
- Basil essential oil – Helps with boosting your energy. Cilantro pairs up nicely with this leafy herb.
- Lemon essential oil – Known for its ability to detox your liver, kidneys, bladder, and lymphatics. Cilantro and lemon are a powerful combination.
Aromatic Description: Fresh, herbal, sweet, pungent
Collection Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Leaf
Main Constituents: Linalool, decenal