Health Benefits of Coriander/Cilantro

Coriander - EatHealthyLiveFit.comAs this is a medicinal plant, you should always consult your health-care practitioner, when choosing to use it as a herbal remedy.
You either love or loath Coriander/Cilantro. And it’s genetic too! Some people have a genetic trait that makes them experience a soapy taste when eating Coriander/Cilantro. And for others it taste delicious.

Coriander/Cilantro’s Health Benefits include;
1. Anti-Microbial
Coriander/Cilantro has high levels of Dodecenal which is a natural compound that is a powerful antibiotic. It has double the strength of a salmonella treatment. Coriander/Cilantro protects you and your body from the uncomfortableness and potentially fatal bacterium. It is added to food, not just for flavour but to protect you from food-poisoning.

2. Assists with Toothaches and Mouth Ulcers.
As well as being anti-microbial, it is also an antiseptic. This can help with ulcers and freshening of the breath. If infections are gone, the pain of the gums and teeth can be alleviated. This is the reasoning for it in natural toothpastes. And before toothpastes, people would chew on the seeds of Coriander/Cilantro.

3. Relieves Colds & Flues
Coriander/Cilantro can be used as a reliever of colds and flues, as it is filled with immune boosting nutrients, that fight infections and viruses, such as the common cold and flues.

4. Pain Killer
Coriander/Cilantro is a pain killer for many issues in the body. It can reduce the pain and have a soothing effect on the pox viruses. It can also reduce the severity of pain in women during menstrual cramping.

5. Regulates Blood-Sugar
Coriander/Cilantro stimulates the secretion of insulin in the blood, from the pancreas and lower in blood-sugar levels. This ensures no dangerous spikes and drops of blood-sugar levels, therefore it is a herb that can be used for diabetes and other similar problems.

6. Lowers Cholesterol and Regulates Blood-Pressure
The acids in Coriander/Cilantro are effective in reducing Cholesterol levels, including the bad cholesterol which can deposit on the inner arterial walls. The Calcium Ions and Cholinergic found in Coriander/Cilantro, when interacting, help to relax blood-vessels and therefore the tension and blood-pressure.

7. Detoxifies Heavy Metals
A great health benefit of Coriander/Cilantro is its ability to rid the body of Heavy Metals. The chemical compounds in Coriander/Cilantro bind to the heavy metals (such as mercury) and pull them out of organs and tissues and push them out of the body.

8. Sedative and 9. Assists Anxiety and Stress
Coriander/Cilantro can help regulate your sleep or rid insomnia as it has a sedative effect. This may be due to the anti-anxiety effects it has. Coriander/Cilantro extract has been found to have the same effects as the prescribed pharmaceutical drug Valium.

10. Anti-Oxidant
Coriander/Cilantro’s contain strong anti-oxidant properties. These help to protect against free-radical cell damage.

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