Cilantro and the Rest of the Story

Leonard Fish Avacado StoryCilantro oil is extracted from the leaves of the plant. It has long been known that cilantro also helps in cases of indigestion. It may help with arthritis, colds, colic, diarrhea, flatulence, flu, infections, migraines and muscle aches and pains. As for myself, I love using it in lots of recipes. My favorite way to eat it is in guacamole. When I first started using cilantro essential oil I made a big bowl of guacamole. I thought only using one drop would be just right. I was wrong. It was very over powering, so much so that it ended up getting thrown out. If you know how expensive avocados are you will know that was an expensive lesson. Now I just dip a tooth pick into the bottle then stir the tooth pick into the bowl of green goodness. Perfect.

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I find it interesting that cilantro essential oil is great as a detoxifying agent. It helps the body remove toxic levels of heavy metals like mercury used in teeth fillings, lead, and aluminum deposits found in the body. Yoshiaki Omura, MD, and Director of Medical Research at the Heart Disease Foundation and president of the International College of Acupuncture in New York, reported that after finding he had been heavily exposed to mercury, he accidentally discovered that when cilantro is taken in a lightly cooked form it causes a massive excretion of mercury via the urine. Cilantro is a great tasting herb, easy to grow, and is available at most grocery stores. Try making your own fresh soups and ethnic dishes from the fresh herb. Everyday, I am excited to learn new ways to healthy living, and this is another example.

Guacamole Dip

Guacamole

3 ripe avocados pitted, peeled

1 drop Lime Essential Oil

1 toothpick dipped in Cilantro Essential Oil then mixed into guacamole. (1 drop is too much)

1/2 teaspoon coarse salt (kosher or sea salt)

1/2 teaspoon red pepper sauce

Or 1-2 drops Dave’s Ghost Pepper Gourmet Hot Sauce

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

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