Highlight Coriander Herb and Oil

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Coriander is an annual herb that grows three feet high and is very aromatic.

Coriander has been used to ease gastrointestinal discomfort.  It makes up one-third of the formula in – Cumin Coriander Fennel Tea (CCF Tea), three seeds used specifically to support appetite and the digestive and detoxification process. In Ayurvedic terms, energetically, coriander is both a warming and cooling herb, depending on the part of the plant used. The leaves are cooling and can be made into juice or a poultice used to ease mild skin irritation, the seeds are warming, which may help to gently stimulate appetite, assimilate nutrients, and aid in the elimination of natural toxins.

Benefits of Coriander

  • Improves digestion
  • Relieves gas
  • Helps with many pitta disorders, especially urinary or digestive
  • Increases digestion and absorption
  • Treats intestinal disorders
  • Aids indigestion
  • Calms muscle spasms
  • Reduces inflammation—even shown to help with rheumatoid arthritis

Recipe: Watercress & Asparagus Soup

This soup blends asparagus, bright bitter greens, and hints of spice that warm and stoke the digestive fire{agni}.
Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 bunch asparagus, chopped (save some of the tops for garnishing)
  • 1 bunch watercress
  • 1 avocado (save some for garnishing)
  • ½ cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Heat the ghee in a medium soup pot. Add ginger, coriander, and asafoetida, sauté for 1–2 minutes or until the fragrance is released, stirring frequently to avoid burning. Add the asparagus and continue to cook for 3–4 minutes until tender. Reduce heat to low, add the watercress, and cook for 2–3 more minutes. Transfer mix to a high-speed blender, add the avocado, fresh parsley, lemon juice, and water. Purée until creamy. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

To serve, pour into individual bowls and garnish with chopped avocado and asparagus tops. For a heartier meal, pour soup over a large scoop of well-cooked quinoa.


 

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doTERRA Coriander Essential Oil

Description

Coriander seeds have been used for centuries to aid digestion and are still used today for this same benefit.* Coriander has a high linalool content, which helps skin maintain complexion. Coriander can be soothing to the body. Coriander’s sweet, herbaceous aroma is both relaxing and stimulating, making it a good rotation oil to use in blends to add a fresh, herbaceous note.

Uses

  • Take a few drops internally after eating large meals to assist with digestion.*
  • Apply to oily skin to maintain a clear complexion.
  • Apply to the back of neck or bottom of feet to promote relaxation.
  • After a short workout, apply to legs for a soothing massage.

Primary Benefits

  • Promotes digestion*
  • Helps maintain a clear complexion
  • Promotes relaxation

Emotional Benefits  ~ “The oil of Integrity”

Coriander is the oil of integrity – specifically to oneself. Coriander moves individuals from doing things for the acceptance of others to honoring and living from the TRUE SELF.  Coriander teaches that each individual is a gift to the world – only you can express your uniqueness. {I want some applied like now!}

Diffuser Recipe

3 drops doTERRA Coriander
3 drops doTERRA Citrus Bliss

 

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