Cilantro itself is a great source of healthy minerals, like potassium, manganese, calcium, magnesium and iron. It also has awesome amounts of vitamin K and A. It has been shown to be an effective antifungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, which all can help you detox your system and return to balance.
It was the researchers at New Delhi India All Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) who declared that Coriandrum sativum (also known as cilantro) is an anti-inflammatory.
Coriandrum sativum L. (Family: Apiaceae) is a small, sweet smelling perennial herb that is common around South Asia, America and the Mediterranean regions. It has many names besides cilantro such as coriander, Chinese parsley and phak chi. Cilantro has been used all throughout ancient healing traditions to help with inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
How To Use Cilantro
Cilantro is simple and easy to use, in fact you may already have some in your home. You can throw a handful of fresh organic cilantro into your smoothie or chop it up and add it to your dinner tonight.
Cilantro Inflammation-Busting Smoothie Recipe
- ½ cup packed chopped fresh organic cilantro
- ½ cup organic apple juice (preferably fresh pressed!)
- ½ cup water
- 1 tsp wheatgrass powder (or organifi)
- Mix it in a blender until smooth. Enjoy!
Enjoy this awesome smoothie and let us know how you like to use cilantro at home in the comments below!
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