When cilantro goes to seed you get coriander, but it is the leaves that can be so good for you. In addition to being rich in vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients it can be used as a very powerful chelating (deep cleansing) food, according to Japanese researcher Dr. Yoshiaki Omura.
He found that by eating cilantro pesto his antibiotic therapy for Chlamydia infection was dramatically improved. He found this to be true with other infections including herpes and cytomegalovirus.
While he wasn't certain why this happened, he thought it had to do with cilantro chelating toxic metals aluminum, mercury and lead from the body. He proved chelation by testing urine pre- and post-ingestion of cilantro.
Eating just a couple of sprigs won't do the job, though. Here is a recipe for cilantro pesto that I use: 2 bunches of washed/fresh organic cilantro, the juice of 1/2 lime or lemon, fresh garlic to taste, 1/2 cup of almonds or any unsalted nut, 6 tablespoons of olive oil. Stuff all of the cilantro, stems and all into the bottom of a blender and place all of the other ingredients on top. Blend until you get a smooth paste, remove to a storage bowl and refrigerate.
I use two tablespoons a day on a carb friendly tortilla, roll it up and have it for breakfast. This is a quick, easy, tasty way to start each day that also gives ample nutrition, staying power and benefits of cleansing deep toxins from your body. The recipe given will make enough for about six days for one person but you can make ahead and freeze.
Plaque in coronary arteries may be caused by or is greatly influenced by toxic metals to which we all have some exposure. Other choices for chelation are Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) and Green Barley Grass (GBG).
Additionally, MCP has strong science supporting use on a variety of cancers, while GBG is super nutrient dense.