Fresh cilantro in salsa is one of my favorite dishes. It is so flavorful and very healthy for the body. In 2014 Cilantro was presented as a way to remove toxins from water at the
American Chemical Society's annual meeting.
(Moringa has also demonstrated these properties)
This is something herbalist have known for years but is now more common place information due to Universities and Societies publishing their research.
This is also pointing toward cilantro removing toxins and heavy metals from the body. At the meeting fresh cilantro was put in a glass of contaminated water and allowed to sit in the water. Reading were done on the water after the cilantro was removed and the contaminates were gone. ( how long the cilantro has to sit in the water was not revealed) Cilantro had absorbed them. Researchers from Universidad Politecnica de Francisco Madero in Hidalgo, Mexico, and Ivy Tech in Indiana have also proved the benefits of using cilantro to remove contaminates water. (reported by Time Magazine Sept 12 2013)
Cilantro is not hard to grow, it is very prolific . A few pots of cilantro growing on your deck can flavor your food and clean it up too! Who knew??!! ( we did)
Source: Time Magazine
Alexandra Sifferlin is a writer and producer for TIME Healthland. She is a graduate from the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism.