Healing Qualities of Cilantro / Coriander

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Healing Qualities of Cilantro / Coriander

cilantroCilantro is an annual herb closely related to parsley, whose leaves and seeds are commonly used in cooking. In the United Kingdom the plant is often referred to as coriander, but in Canada and the United States the leaves of the plant are called cilantro and the seeds are called coriander.

Cilantro is a powerful cleansing agent especially for metal detoxification. We are constantly being exposed to heavy metals through our environment, water and food. These metals accumulate in the body over time and can cause devastating damage to all of the bodies systems.

They can embed themselves in the endocrine system, in muscle tissue, in the organs and even in the bone. Heavy metals toxicity can lead to serious conditions like anemia, impaired organ function, brain dysfunction causing memory loss and mood disorders; as well hormone imbalances.

Compounds in the cilantro leaf bind to these harmful heavy metals and helps them to be removed from the body. Cilantro can chelate these heavy metals so that they no longer circulate in the body and cause health problems.

Cilantro also offers strong antioxidant support which lays the foundation for a healthy immune system and  protects the body against free radical damage. The antioxidant properties of cilantro come with essential oils that possess anti-rhematic and anti-arthritic properties; that also help to reduce skin inflammation.

Oil compounds found in the leaves of the cilantro plant are so powerful that they protect against several types of harmful organisms; as well providing an antibacterial effect against Salmonella that is more efficient than medicinal antibiotics.

Cilantro is an excellent source for many essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients.  Especially high in vitamin A which helps maintain healthy vision, vitamin K which supports strong bones and vitamin C which offers strong antioxidant support.

Cilantro leaves are used in the preparation of many Asian, European and Spanish dishes. It is used in the preparation of soups, sauces and pestos; as well is enjoyable in salads, sandwiches and pastas. When added with other spices It can also enhances the flavour of vegetables and of different meat dishes.

Written by: J. Marshall

References

•    The World’s Healthiest Foods/Cilantro and Coriander Seeds: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=70
•    Global Healing Center: http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/health-benefits-of-cilantro/
•    Medical News Today: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/277627.php
•    Nutrition and You: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/cilantro.html
•    National Organization for Rare Disorders: https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/heavy-metal-poisoning/
•    Natural Society: http://naturalsociety.com/proper-heavy-metal-chelation-cilantro-chlorella/

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