I have heard it said that cilantro is not only a great detoxing agent for our bodies, but it also pulls metals from our system.
How did the metals get in there in the first place?
Years ago, I worked with a doctor that went on a metal detoxification program every time he had to get vaccinated for the flu. He told me that the preservative Thymersol is really a form of mercury. He also told me that once certain metals get into your body, they do not come out on their own. He said that lead was another metal that once it goes in, you are stuck with it. We talked about aluminum, cadnium and uranium. They go in and stay in.
He told me that cilantro in large doses works to pull certain metals out. So, I always plant cilantro in my fall garden. Lots of it. I sprinkle it on salads, and put handfuls in my smoothies. Living in the southwest, everybody makes their own form of salsa, and cilantro is a must for that special southwestern flavor.
I never really thought about it until a friend of mine had a hair analysis. She was told that she had lots of heavy metals in her system. One of the things that she is now doing is consuming cilantro. She was told that the soils in our state are polluted with certain metals.
Did you notice that I said “Fall garden”? It turns out that if you start your seeds early in the summer; that you can plant your seedlings in late Sept or early October here in the desert. Cilantro grows like crazy here. But once it starts warming up, the cilantro will bolt. So I plant extras in pots and put them in the shade so that they will last longer.
During the summertime, my favorite herb is basil. But I still find myself buying organic cilantro at the store. When I get a air controlled green house, cilantro will be one of the herbs that goes in there during the summer.
I know that we cannot control every little thing. We live in a polluted world, amongst disease. But in my search for balance between holistic health and western medicine; I will be doing the best that I can for myself, my family, my animals and my friends.