Tap water is something we use every day, but it is full of fluoride, chlorine, as well as various dissolved minerals like for example, sodium, calcium, sulfates, chlorides, bicarbonates and magnesium. Tap water can also contain plenty of copper, iron, aluminum, herbicides, manganese, insecticides and nitrates.
A recent study which examined 24 municipal tap waters managed to find out that tap water also contains hormones, pharmaceuticals, mood stabilizers, antibiotics, and numerous other medicines.
Heavy metals accumulate in our body and are very bad for our organism and health. They may even cause the appearance of cardiovascular problem, Alzheimer’s disease, kidney disfunction, behavioral problems, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, or even paralysis.
Luckily, a herb we use every day mostly for cooking has been proved to be an amazing water purifier. It can absorb heavy metals as well as numerous harmful chemicals from the water we drink. Some of them are nickel and lead.
Cilantro is full of chemical agents that have the ability to bind to toxic metals, then they get them out of the tissues and flush them out of your body.
Cilantro has a purifying power because of the microscopic cells which create the plant. These walls have a special architecture that is capable to absorb heavy metals.
A research team by a group of Mexican researchers and the Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette, Indiana conducted a research where they managed to prove that cilantro leaves are considered to be a cheaper way that can help you filter water. This is especially beneficial for people who live in poor regions. Their water is not clean.
There were various plants that were tested. They managed to prove that cilantro is the best one since it is a kind of a bioabsorbant material which is very strong. The tap water which was tested was from the Tule Valley in Mexico City.
It is highly contaminated with nickel and lead. Researchers there used charcoal, that we know is more expensive, but it also clears the metal toxicity.
Even though it is more expensive, still people there must use it in order to drink clean water.
How to Use Cilantro?
You only need one handful of cilantro for a pitcher of 2 liters of water that is highly contaminated. You’ll soon notice the positive effects on the water as well as on your organism!