What herb can be traced back to the 9th century, was mentioned in the Old Testament, buried with ancient Egyptian pharaohs, and mentioned in the book Arabian Nights ? You might be surprised to learn it’s the fragrant herb most popular in Mexican and Asian cuisines, cilantro (aka coriander), that gets the credit for this fame. This parsley style herb may not appear to be much, but it does pack some considerable health benefits into its sprigs.
Cilantro is a popular herb popular around the globe that resembles flat leaf parsley at first glance, but at first sniff, transports you to the Mediterranean, Mexico, Asia, and India. Cilantro gives a fresh boost of flavor, without the addition of sea salt or other seasonings.
This versatile herb is used in everything from guacamole and salsa, to curries, noodle dishes, and chimichurri sauces of Argentina. Not only does this flavorful, bright herb have unlimited culinary applications, but surprisingly to many people cilantro benefits the body and has many known healing properties.
Often known in the UK as coriander, cilantro comes from the plant Coriandrum sativum. In the United States, the leaves of the plant are referred to as cilantro (the Spanish translation) and the seeds are referred to as coriander. Cilantro is also commonly referred to as Chinese parsley. This article focuses on the health benefits of the leaves of the Coriandrum plant.
Heavy metals are often related to the occurrence of many diseases and health issues like heart disease, cancer, emotional issues, cognitive function deterioration, lung disease, weak bones and kidney disease.
Cilantro or coriander is an annual herb, packed with minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese and iron (essential minerals). It is also rich in vitamins K and A. This herb is able to detoxify the body of heavy metals and similar toxic pollutants. Namely, it is amazing for removing mercury from the system.
According to many studies, cilantro has strong anti-fungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and it is able to soothe inflammation and infection fast.
A team of researchers at AIIMS – All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, made an experiment and used an antigen solution and injected it in the paws of rats in order to cause swelling and inflammation that provides the same effects as rheumatoid arthritis in humans. Their findings showed that the consumption of Cilantro was able to reduce these issues.
We will now present you a cheap and efficient method to feel the benefits of Cilantro, which can be used on a daily basis. Take a handful of raw, organic cilantro, mix it in a blender and add it in your daily smoothie. You can also put chopped cilantro in the dishes. Regarding a Cilantro recipe we give you the following one:
Cilantro Recipe For Eliminating Inflammation
Half a cup of chopped raw, organic cilantro
One teaspoon of wheat grass powder (you can use other green powders instead)
Half a cup of raw apple juice
Half a cup of water
Combine all ingredients in a blender, mix them well, and enjoy your smoothie!
For this process to fully come to effect the estimated time period is around 6 weeks. So don’t worry if you don’t see effects immediately, it will take some time but they will be there.
Side Effects or Contraindications of Organic Cilantro
While many sources state that cilantro has little to no adverse side effects, there are some sources that warn that cilantro leaf should not be used during pregnancy, as it may lead to an increase chance of miscarriage in mothers, or may reduce chances of conception in women trying to become pregnant. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please consult with your health care provider before consuming cilantro in any form.
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