7 Reasons Why We Love Cilantro
Cilantro does way more than add color to your rice at Chipotle. In fact, did you know that cilantro and coriander come from the same plant; Coriandrum sativum? The leaves and stalks of the plant are referred to as "cilantro," while the seeds are referred to as "coriander." The more you know ☄️
Back to our main point: we love cilantro. Here are 7 reasons why...
1. Cilantro rids the body of toxic metals
Heavy metals are found in everyday existence and are hard to avoid entirely, but cilantro can help get rid of some. Cilantro has a badass reputation of bringing these toxic metals together, loosening them from tissue, and facilitating their elimination from the body. Boom. See ya👋🏽
2. Cilantro improves sleep
Doctors have found that high levels of cilantro extract produce the same levels of anti anxiety effects as the prescription drugs like Valium-which can help reduce anxiety and promote a sense of calm. *Sprinkles that sh*t everywhere*
3. Cilantro helps upset stomachs
Just like it's plant food friends, cilantro contains fiber which alone promotes healthy digestion. But it doesn't stop there-cilantro also has a variety of properties that may help prevent gastrointestinal infections, inflammation, bloating and heartburn.
4. Supports Healthy Menstrual Function
The super herb can also help support healthy menstrual function by regulating proper endocrine gland function and other hormones.
5. Soothes Skin Irritations
If you ever catch yourself with a bad case of hives or poison ivy, grab some cilantro. It's anti-histamines help calm the immune system which means the herb can be used internally and externally as a remedy for skin irritations. Pro tip: Blend fresh cilantro with coconut oil and apply topically to your skin to soothe any allergic reactions.
6. Prevents Neurological Inflammation
Neurodegenerative diseases are associated with chronic inflammation. You know what helps prevent inflammation? Diets rich in turmeric, pepper, ginger, garlic, clove and coriander (cilantro).
7. Prevents Urinary Tract Infections
If you've ever had a UTI, you know you will pretty much do anything to avoid getting another one again. Turns out our friend cilantro can help keep your urinary tract happy and free from the unhealthy bacteria that cause those UTI's. In addition to that, cilantro's neighbor down below (coriander) can help relieve symptoms of a UTI if you do happen to get one. Can you say power couple?
So.... cilantro anyone?