CILANTRO: A Powerful Heavy Metal Remover


Cilantro is one of those herbs that you either love or hate. When I was first introduced to cilantro I highly detested the taste. Now that I know it has powerful health benefits – I have acquired a taste for it. Research shows that cilantro is a powerful heavy metal and toxin remover. The chemical compounds in cilantro bind to the heavy metals, loosening them from the tissues, blood and organs allowing for easy elimination from the body. If you live in or commute through an area with air pollution or regularly eat fish – cilantro is a necessary ingredient to add to your diet.

According to the observations made by the internationally recognized medical researcher, Dr. Yoshiaki Omura, all cancer cells have mercury in them.

Benefits of Cilantro:

  • Powerful binding agent to heavy metals (e.g. mercury) and environmental toxins
  • Oils in cilantro aid digestion by promoting the production of  digestive enzymes, acids and juices.
  • Powerful anti-inflammatory
  • Antibacterial (salmonella)
  • Antioxidant
  • Disinfectant
  • Antiseptic
  • Antifungal
  • Hormone balancing
  • Blood glucose regulator
  • Boosts liver function
  • Immune system booster

Using Cilantro:

The reported health benefits of cilantro are based on using it raw. Organically grown cilantro is your best choice. Make sure to add it to your salads, dishes, soups and smoothies just before serving. It has a powerful taste that may take some getting used to for some people; so start with a small amount finely chopped and well blended.

In lieu of having a bunch of cilantro on hand at all times, you can add a few drops of cilantro essential oil to your recipes.  This is a cost effective way to have cilantro on hand at all times.  I add cilantro to my tartar sauce every time I have fish.  Contact me at for information on locating quality cilantro essential oil.

Cilantro Pesto

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup almonds, cashews, or other nuts
  • 1 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves and soft stems or 15 drops of cilantro essential oil
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea Salt to taste

Cilantro Dressing

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped or 4 drops of cilantro essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon spicy mustard
  • 3/4 cup organic olive oil
Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.N.C.
Holistic Wellness Practitioner


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