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How to Use Cilantro

Most people are familiar with the strong smelling little herb used in salsa and salads. The seeds of cilantro are also commonly known as coriander and both are known commonly in the kitchen for seasoning.

Cilantro however has so many other uses that extend outside the kitchen that it is worth looking closely at this plant’s powers.

Where it comes from

Cilantro essential oil produced by doTERRA is sourced from the United States. It grows very well across the country and in some areas it reproduces year after year without replanting.

Cilantro is also a favorite to grow in windowsill gardens for quick herb cutting.

To make the essential oil, the leaves of the plant are steam distilled to capture the very aroma and properties of the plant.

Top Uses

Seasoning

Again, cilantro is most commonly used in salsa, dips, sauces and salads. The leaves are generally chopped or pressed for cooking.

When using the essential oil in lieu of the the plant, a very small amount is necessary to achieve the same results. In most cases, 1 drop is more than sufficient.

Gas, Bloating and Consptipation

Applying cilantro essential oil to your stomach area can eliminate the feelings associated with these symptoms.

Allergies

Cilantro is a natural antihistamine that can be used by applying to the bottom of the feet to relieve allergies and reduce allergic reactions.

Fungal and Bacterial Infections

Using in a veggie capsule, cilantro essential oil taken internally can help the body detox and eliminate unwanted fungal and bacterial concerns. Likewise the oil can be diluted and applied externally to the infected area.

For this reason, cilantro is often used in the support of removing warts.

Weight Loss

A couple times a week put 3 drops into a veggie capsule. Cilantro helps with appetite, metabolism and support during dieting and weight loss.

Emotional Support

Cilantro’s strong aroma helps break down our feelings of obsession and challenges us to open our selves to be more expansive in our thoughts. It is ideal for when we are over-thinking and obsessing about a situation to inhale or diffuse cilantro to reset our mind to  a larger perspective.

Blending

Cilantro works very well by itself but also blends well Melalueca, Basil and Lemon

Price Per Drop

Cilantro is $0.10 per drop. You can purchase a whole bunch of fresh cilantro for a lot more than the cost of this essential oil. The difference is the essential oil will last a lot longer because you need so much less of it and there is no chopping involved to use it.

Further Information

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