It is a fact that our tap water contains many different compounds including, fluoride, chlorine, and amounts of dissolved minerals like magnesium, sulfates, calcium, bicarbonates, sodium, and chlorides. It also contains copper, nitrates, manganese, iron, herbicides, and insecticides.
It is scientifically shown that our drinking water supplies contain small quantities of pharmaceuticals, including hormones, mood stabilizers, antibiotics, and other drugs.
Heavy metals accumulate in our body, which causes various health problems that can have a serious impact on every major organ in the body. These heavy metals are related to Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, behavioral problems, kidney dysfunction, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and even paralysis.
The good news is that cilantro is a great water purifier. It has the ability to absorb harmful chemicals and heavy metals, including nickel and lead.
Cilantro contains chemical agents that can bind to toxic metals, wresting them free from tissues and eliminating them out of the body. The effectiveness of cilantro as a potent purifying agent is because of the structure of the outer walls of the microscopic cells that make up the plant. These walls are perfect for absorbing heavy metals because of their architecture.
A study conducted by Douglas Schauer from Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette, Indiana showed that cilantro leaves is a cheaper way to filter water, particularly in regions that are pooor and the water is not clean. Various plants were tested in the study.
It was found out that cilantro is the most powerful and prevalent bioabsorbant material. In most cases, it is replaced by charcoal, which obviously is more expensive. Activated charcoal can effectively eliminate these heavy metals. However, these types of material are expensive. They seem little expensive for some of us, but extremely expensive for people living in those regions.
How to Use Cilantro
You should use a handful of cilantro to clean 2 liters of highly contaminated water.