“There are many good reasons to add more cilantro, also called coriander or Chinese parsley, to our diets. This aromatic green herb, which is popular in Mexican cuisine, is bursting with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients. It is also a proven antiseptic, antifungal and anti-inflammatory, and long-term consumption of it has been known to treat digestive disorders, fatigue, heart disease and autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Cilantro is, in short, far more than just a flavorsome garnish.
However, cilantro possesses another health benefit of which most people are unaware: it is effective at chelating numerous heavy metals from the body. This is a huge plus in a world in which a growing number of foods and dietary supplements are contaminated, resulting in widespread heavy metal toxicity.”