Cilantro – The Herb With Revolutionary Health Benefits You Will Adore

For thousands of years, the health properties of cilantro have been observed and cherished worldwide. And adding this herb into your meals helps you increase the flavor of your meals.

But it can also become a valuable ally in helping you preserve your overall well-being.

In the United States, this plant (Coriandrum sativum) is more commonly known under the name of Chinese Parsley.

Usually, people refer to its leaves as cilantro and call the seeds of the plant coriander.

The plant is completely edible, so you can use it as you wish.

But you should know how great it really is.

Studies suggest that it has an incredible medical potential for future medications (anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and analgesic properties).

Furthermore, it can decrease the risk of:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer

And because of its high antioxidant content, it helps :

  • Promote healthy skin and hair.
  • Enhance energy levels.
  • Support your eye health.

So here’s how you can benefit from cilantro’s full potential.

First, you must wash it with cold water. And separate the leaves from the stems (use only the leaves).

Because it is a tender herb, you must use a sharp knife to chop its delicate leaves.

Otherwise, you risk bruising the herb. And most of its flavor will be misplaced onto the cutting board surface.

And here is the best piece of advice: use it raw and add it towards the end of cooking, to preserve its great taste.

You can pair cilantro with all sorts of different dishes.

And you can even add it to your beverages.

In addition, scientists discovered that using this herb when cooking meat prevents the formation of HCA.

So what is HCA?

Well, it’s a cancerous chemical that forms when you cook your meat at high temperatures.

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You can even grow this plant easily in a small pot at the window because it does not require high maintenance.

Also, you get to enjoy a better, fresher taste of the leaves.

Being aware of the natural healing properties of the herbs around will tremendously help you become healthier. So, add cilantro in your next dish.

To your health!

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