Cilantro - the Sequestor
Cilantro, (Coriandrum sativum) is not only a tasty pungent herb commonly used in Mexican, Thai, and other Asian cooking, but it also has many of the same health benefits as Chlorella, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, immune-boosting, and metal-chelating properties. Some detox protocols combine the use of Cilantro with Chlorella because the Cilantro is believed to be able to mobilize metals stored in the central nervous system, displacing them to excretory pathways such as the digestive and urinary tracts, where Chlorella can then further sequester them, preventing the loosened metals from reentering other tissues. Together, these two chelators can help each other to really get the job done right!
Research has also shown Cilantro to be helpful for the digestive tract, encouraging beneficial bacteria, enzymes and acids, stimulating peristalsis in the intestine, and decreasing flatulence. It has even been reported as an aphrodisiac. BioPure carries Cilantro as a tincture that provides an easily used, concentrated dose of the herb's health benefits. Try adding a few drops of the tincture to salad dressings, sauces, or juice. For a detox alternative to traditional Basil pesto, we recommend trying a fresh Cilantro pesto sauce. See the recipe to the right for inspiration...