Beat the Summer Heat with Cooling Coriander

Anit Hora

Posted on July 18 2018

Growing up, coriander (or fresh cilantro) was a staple in our kitchen. My mom would garnish hot meals with it and even include it in fresh lemonades and chutneys. I knew that in Ayurveda, coriander was considered beneficial for health and digestion in particular and also that it was considered optimal for summer time as its one of the most cooling spices for our bodies. A lesser known fact about coriander is that it’s a wonder for your skin and hair. Actually, considering that I’m seeing it more and more in beauty and fragrance products, the secret of coriander is probably not so much of a secret anymore!
Skin Savior
Beyond its fresh aroma which is instantly rejuvenating, coriander is extremely rich in folate, antioxidants, vitamin C and beta-carotene. These antioxidants prevent the movement of free radicals in the body, thus slowing down the aging process. It allows the skin to retain its elasticity. Its positively brimming with complexion-friendly minerals and skin boosting vitamin C. Studies have shown that coriander leaves and seeds contain almost 30% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C. It’s also a potent anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, disinfectant, detoxifier and anti-inflammatory. Plus, it soothes and cools the skin. The disinfectant, detoxifying, antiseptic, antifungal, and antioxidant properties of coriander are ideal for clearing up skin disorders such as eczema and dryness.
Skin Balancer
So now that we know what a powerhouse coriander can be for our beauty, how healing it can be for our skin, lets hone in on one specific magical aspect of this beautiful spice. Coriander is highly balancing for the skin. Whether your skin is dull, oily or dry, coriander balances out your complexion and promotes clarity as well as a healthy glow. To experience the full benefits of coriander its best to both apply it topically in beauty treatments but also to eat the fresh herb. Our balancing face mist toner features this key ingredient, for obvious reasons. To maintain homeostasis in your skin, simply spritz your skin with this fine mist. Your skin will feel supple and your senses will be awakened by its revitalizing scent.
Mood Enhancer
The bright, fresh scent of coriander is so unique and beautiful and instantly revitalizing. Not only is this beautiful spice being used in more beauty products, its increasingly found in perfume and scent formulations because of its uplifting scent. The spice is thought to have a mood enhancing effect, and is also a sophisticated addition to many high end perfumes because of its calming aroma.
Coriander helps you to feel blissed out and if you ask us, it smells like summer. Keep your senses revitalized and your skin balanced through the summer heat with this underrated power herb.