Also known as Chinese parsley, cilantro is the leafy green part of the plant. This herb is a powerful antioxidant because just a small amount meets the daily requirements for Vitamin A and Vitamin K. This herb also has healthy amounts of Vitamin C along with Manganese, Magnesium, and Potassium. Many consider it a superfood because of its powerful healing properties, some of its benefits include:
Cilantro can help detoxify
Over time metals such as lead, aluminum, and cadmium, and mercury can accumulate in the blood, tissues, and muscles. Cilantro binds these metals and prepares them to be eliminated from the body.
Cilantro decreases anxiety
Researchers have found that cilantro extract has the same benefits as diazepam, which helps calm the nerves.
Cilantro is good for the heart
Because cilantro has a healthy amount of potassium, this helps to control blood pressure which can protect you from many cardiovascular ailments.
Cilantro has antibacterial qualities
Because cilantro has properties that fight bacteria, it is useful when suffering from a urinary tract infection, and other ailments that have a bacterial component.
Cilantro produces healthy skin
Cilantro can be made into a paste and applied to resolve many different skin irritations and rashes, due to sunburns, poison ivy, and eczema.
Cilantro is an anti-Inflammatory
Cilantro can be used as a tea, to help reduce pain and other ailments that are caused due to inflammation.
Cilantro is good for the stomach
This herb when drank as a tea can help with indigestion, bloating, gas, heartburn, and even menstruation cramps.
Cilantro improves the endocrine system
Cilantro when taken in as a tea, or extract, can help lower your blood sugar when having diabetes.
While no one food can promise total healing and freedom from disease when combined with making sensible lifestyle choices. Not just with diet, but in all things, this herb can be added to your arsenal not only to fight specific ailments but also to win.