Name Cilantro Essential Oil, USA
Category Essential Oils
Species Coriandrum sativum L., fam. Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
Method Steam distillation
(Coriandrum sativum), Cilantro essential oil as an antioxidant can help reduce inflammation, fight free radicals that destroy the cellular structure. Cilantro oil, USA according to new choices in Natural Health edited by Bill Gottlieb of Prevention magazine, practical uses for Cilantro include anger management, burns, insect bites and stings. Although the uses described call for fresh Cilantro, there is little doubt the creative Aromatherapist will add Cilantro to blends already targeting the listed conditions. Dr. Vasant Lad, Director of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico recommends Cilantro and Chamomile to help calm sudden anger. Dr. Lad also recommends fresh Cilantro juice as a dressing for burns, bites and stings. Holistic professionals should keep in mind that since Cilantro oil is actually distilled from the leaf of Coriandrum Sativum the oil's aroma bears a striking resemblance to Coriander oil, distilled from the seed of the same plant. In blends it may very well prove a better choice. Corriander is described by Michele A. Williams, author of Only the Essentials, as "herbal, woodsy, and sweet." Williams say Corriandrum Sativum is relaxing, uplifting, refreshing and may help memory. She recommends blending it with Citrus, Sage and Fir Needle. In addition, Cilantro oil has many Culinary Uses and has found many uses in Asian and Mexican cuisines especially in salsa and other dishes which would normally call for the fresh herb.