Essential Oil Notebook: Coriander

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Here's a fun fact for you...coriander and cilantro are the same plant! Its scientific name is Coriandrum Sativum. In culinary uses and in the essential oil world, cilantro refers the leaves while coriander refers to the seeds. Coriander Essential Oil is derived from the plant's seeds. Coriander seeds have been used for centuries to promote healthy digestion.* The seeds were even found in the tomb of Egyptian King Ramses II. Coriander also promotes a healthy complexion and a relaxed mood*.

doTERRA Coriander Essential Oil

USAGE IDEAS

  • Diffuse Coriander when you need help relaxing or falling asleep.
  • Put a few drops in the palms of your hands, cup your hands over your nose, and inhale deeply for a relaxing sensation.
  • Take a few drops of Coriander internally after eating large meals to assist with digestion.* Dilute in water or add to a veggie cap.
  • Coriander Essential Oil can provide a warm, spicy flavor, which makes it a favorite for many dishes. Use in recipes, but remember a little goes a long way.
  • Taken internally, Coriander helps maintain an already healthy insulin response.*
  • Add one drop of Coriander to your daily moisturizer to help improve the appearance of your skin.*
  • Consider adding a drop of Coriander to your favorite curry recipe for an extra boost in flavor. You might want to start by dipping a toothpick into the Coriander bottle and then swirling it into your recipe.
  • Apply to Coriander to sore muscles and joints or dilute with fractionated coconut oil for a massage.
  • Add three drops of Coriander, two drops of Peppermint, and two drops of Balance Grounding Blend to a diffuser for a calming and uplifting aroma. This is a good blend to diffuse around the home when you want to promote a positive attitude and calming atmosphere. Perhaps during homework time?

 RECIPE: CARROT SALAD

Coriander Essential Oil Carrot Salad

(IMAGE BY DOTERRA. RECIPE ADAPTED FROM DOTERRA.)

Coriander Essential Oil enhances this fresh, bright salad. It's yummy and so good for you!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Walnut Halves
  • 1 tablespoon Grapeseed Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Sherry Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Honey or Brown Sugar
  • 1 drop Coriander Essential Oil
  • 1 pound Small Carrots (Assorted colors if desired, scrubbed, very thinly sliced lengthwise on a mandoline.)
  • 6 medium Radishes (Cut into thin wedges.)
  • 2 Scallions (Thinly sliced on a sharp diagonal.)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Toss walnuts and oil on rimmed baking sheet. Bake until walnuts are lightly toasted and fragrant, 6–8 minutes. 
  2. Whisk olive oil, vinegar, honey, and Coriander Essential Oil in small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and chill.
  3. Place carrots in colander set in bowl of ice water. Let sit until carrots start to curl, about 2 minutes. Lift colander from water and drain carrots; pat dry.
  4. Combine carrots, radishes, scallions, and dressing in large bowl and toss to coat; sprinkle with walnuts.

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        *THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE, OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.

         


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