Alternative Names: Chinese Parsley, Coriander, Coriander cultive, Kotambri-beeja, Kusbara, Hu Sui, Dhanyaka, Dhana, Gemeiner coriander, Dhane, Dhano, Haveeja, Kishniz, Dhanyak, Dhania, Koriyun, Kothimbir, Nau-nau Kotimiri, Kustumbari, Kottamalli, Kushniz Kottampalari, Kottumbari, Kottmir.
Cilantro – the leaves of the Coriander plant – have medicinal value that rivals its value as a spice. Cilantro has been used since the beginning of recorded history as a digestive aid, especially in the relief of indigestion. Recent studies suggest that Cilantro may also have anti-inflammatory properties. Although it has two names, Cilantro is a single plant; its leaves are known as Cilantro; the seeds are called Coriander, and both include many of the same medicinal benefits: They ease indigestion and prevent wound infection. Cilantro has a long history as a digestive aid. In Egypt, it has been found in pharaohs' tombs, presumably to prevent indigestion in the afterlife.
Recent studies have supported its use as a stomach soother for both adults and colicky babies.
Cilantro also has wound-healing benefits, which were first discovered by the ancient Romans, who used both the leaves and seeds to preserve meats. The herb contains an antioxidant that helps prevent animal fats from turning rancid. It also contains substances that kill meat-spoiling bacteria and fungi. These same substances in Cilantro may also prevent infection in wounds.
The herb has been shown to improve stomach problems of all kinds, from indigestion to flatulence to diarrhea. Drink a cup of the tea when stomach discomfort strikes. Chewing the seeds or drinking infusions made from seeds may sooth stomach disorders and aid digestion. This application is also credited with freshening breath.
Cilantro promotes gastric secretions and stimulates appetite.
Powder: Ingest 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon per dose.
Capsules: Take two (2) 600mg capsules, 2-3 times each day with water at mealtimes.
Mixture (for removing genital odors and halitosis): Boil 2 quarts of water and add 3 1/2 teaspoons of dry Cilantro seed, reducing heat to simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until volume is reduced by half. Add 2 teaspoons orange zest and one pitted date, finely diced. Continue to simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon of both dried Cilantro and fresh parsley, finely chopped. A few drops of mint may be added. For gargle, use 1/2 cup of cooled mixture. Filter, seal and refrigerate. Use the warm concoction for removing odors from genitalia. May also be helpful to soak cotton and apply to toothache.
Shown in clinical trials and research to mobilize mercury, tin and other toxic metals stored in the brain and spinal cord and move them rapidly out of those tissues. This is a revolutionary discovery and makes Cilantro the first known substance that mobilizes mercury from the CNS (Central Nervous System).