The Amazing Health Benefits and Uses of Cilantro

Cilantro is one of the oldest herbs/spices in history. It has been in use since the days of the ancient Egyptians and Romans. The seeds of cilantro are known as Coriander seeds and these seeds have a wide range of health benefits and uses as well. 

Cilantro contains

  • Antioxidants
  • Minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium
  • Vitamins like vitamin B, A, C and K

Cilantro has antibacterial, antioxidant, antifungal and other properties that give it its medicinal properties(source)
1 Preventing nausea and vomiting
2 Aids in digestion
3 Lowering the levels of bad cholesterols in the body
4 Helps with the regulation of blood pressure and the seeds (coriander) can be uses for the prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases (source).
5 Eliminating toxins from the body

Cilantro is mostly used as as a cooking spice, although it can be added to fruit juices and smoothies. 

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