|CILANTRO Coriandrum sativum|
Cilantro and Coriander essential oils come from the same plant, coriandrum sativum, but are extracted in different ways. Coriander, with a milder odor, is extracted from the seeds while Cilantro is steam extracted from the leaves of the same plant. 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 medicinal qualities.
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. It is also a strong antibacterial and anti fungicide agent.
Cilantro oil is rated as GRAS by the FDA and can be safely used for internal consumption.
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