Cilantro Medicinal Uses

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Cilantro Medicinal Uses -- Cilantro LeavesSumptuous cilantro is a staple culinary ingredient in all our salsas, sauces, and stews that packs in huge health benefits. Cilantro medicinal uses have been held in high regard among naturopaths and herbalists and have been used extensively to pep up good health and well-being. Popularly used as garnish and seasoning, this mildly flavored spice tops the list of health-boosting condiments. Held in high-esteem because of its anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, and cholesterol-lowering properties, cilantro does make for more than just a zesty addition to your curries and marinades. The good stuff about this green herb is that it is devoid of any fats, is a good source of dietary fiber, and comes loaded with health-boosting compounds like pantothenic acid, vitamin E, riboflavin, folate, vitamin B6 and more. For more on medicinal uses of cilantro, follow the write-up.


 


Benefits Of Cilantro


  • Much of cilantro’s medicinal fame rests as herbal digestive. Cilantro works as a stimulant and aperitif, boosting and promoting digestion, easing flatulence, reliving indigestion, and enhancing appetite.

  • Being a carminative, cilantro helps to prevent formation of gas in the intestines, relieve grumbling and pain in the bowel, and expel gas.

  • Cilantro slaw can be used as an expectorant as it helps to loosen and expel phlegm from the respiratory system.

  • Being an antispasmodic, cilantro helps to assuage diarrhea and ease abdominal cramps.

  • Also being an antibacterial and antifungal, cilantro helps to defend the body against infections and wounds.


 


Other Medicinal Uses Of Cilantro


  • If topically applied, cilantro can help to allay discomforts triggered by rheumatoid, neuralgia, sore muscles, sciatica, and more.

  • Being a chelator of heavy metals like mercury, lead, etc. cilantro is often used in Chelation Therapy.

  • Cilantro contains antibacterial compounds like dodecanal that protects the body against microbes like salmonella.


 


Although cilantro comes with no possible side effects, some people say that pregnant women and women trying to conceive should stay away from cilantro as it might trigger miscarriage or obstruct in conception.


 


Cilantro has more health benefits than you could ever imagine. Including them in your diet will not just help you to stay high on health, but would ensure that you are rightly defended against germs and diseases.


 


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riddhi's picture
Nice read up!
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I'm glad you liked it Riddhi :)