Cilantro (also known as Coriander, Coriandrum sativam) is widely used in culinary scenes all over the world. We love it because it enriches the flavor of the dish.
Leaves and seeds are the parts used medicinally.
Seeds are used for female complaints, such as heavy menstrual flow and urinary tract infections, and good digestive. But here, I'd like to introduce another beneficial feature of cilantro leaf that makes you want to eat more.
It is a very useful discovery, that cilantro can cleanse heavy metals deposited in our organ(s) and nervous system, made by Dr. Yoshiaki Omura, from the Heart Disease Research Foundation, New York.
Some of known toxic heavy metals are...
How do they go into our body? ...We are actually exposed to them every day. Air-pollutants, tobacco, pesticides, chemical fertilizers, cosmetics etc. Mercury is one of the known toxic metals, contained in vaccine as additives, deodorant products, sanitizers, and our favorite sushi topping, tuna.
And they could cause...
• Free radicals
• Accelaration of the aging process
• Poor immunity
• Learning disability
• Impairment of neural function
• Myocardial disorder
Conditions above increase the risk of arterial sclerosis, hypertension, dementia, collagen disease, osteoporosis, age-related maculopathy, cancer, chronic fatigue, numbness, headache, stomachache, change in mental conditions (depression, loss of concentration, brain-fog), poor memory, abnormal behavor, sleeping disorder, dermatitis, etc.
Pesto is a great way to consume a good chunk of cilantro daily. It's tasty and can go with many dishes, with fishes, meats, breads, pasta and so on.
Cilantro Detox Pesto Recipe:
Fresh Cilantro (Coriander) – 2 cups
Garlic – 4 cloves
Nuts (and/or seeds) you like – 1/3 cup
Flaxseed Oil – 2/3 cup
Lemon Juice – 4 tbsp
1. Put cilantro and oil in food processor and chop.
2. Add garlic, nuts (seeds), lemon juice.
3. Mix till the ingredients are blended into a paste.
Dosage: Take 2 tsp of the cilantro pesto daily for 3 weeks for cleansing toxic metals out of body.