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Essential Oil of the Month ~ Cilantro

By Dr. Stephanie Auerbachcilantro-bunch-cropped

Ingredients: Cilantro (steam distillation from the leaves of the Coriander plant).

– Antibacterial
– Antioxidant
– Powerful cleanser and detoxifier. Cilantro has a unique ability to bind to heavy metals that are stuck in the body, which allows them to then be flushed out. 
– Aids Digestion

Directions for use:
– Internal: Put 1 drop in 4-8 ounces of beverage to aid digestion and detoxification. You can also add 1 drop to your food for a fresh flavor with added digestive benefits! 

– Diffusion: If you enjoy the aroma of cilantro, you can put 4-6 drops in a diffuser to help purify the air in your home. It’s aroma has also been used historically for anxiety and depression. 

– Topical use: Can be applied neat (with no dilution) to reflex points on the bottoms of the feet to improve digestion. 

**Note: Not all essential oils can be taken internally. Only essential oils that are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) and are marketed for internal use should be ingested. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.