The tap water we use daily contains much more than you know. It contains fluoride, chlorine, minerals dissolved in various amounts, including magnesium, sulfates, bicarbonates, calcium, sodium, chlorides, sulfates, as well as aluminum, iron, herbicides, insecticides, manganese, copper, and nitrates.
The Associated Press reported that a study conducted on 24 tap glasses of water showed that our drinking water supplies contain small amounts of pharmaceuticals – such as hormones, antibiotics, mood stabilizers, and other drugs.
Heavy metals accumulate in the body, leading to numerous health problems and affects all the organs in the body.
Research has confirmed that heavy metals lead to serious health problems such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, paralysis, kidney dysfunction, epilepsy, behavioral problems, and Parkinson’s disease.
However, the beneficial properties of cilantro efficiently purify water, while absorbing heavy metals and toxins. It contains chemical agents that bind with these metals, and snatch them free of the tissues and remove them from the system.
However, its power is in the structure of the outer walls of the microscopic cells, since it allows the absorption of heavy metals.
A research team led by Douglas Schauer of Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette, Indiana, along with a team of researchers from Mexico, showed that coriander leaves are the cheapest way to filter water, and can be used in regions poor to purify the impure water.
Several plant samples were tested and they discovered that this plant is the most effective and powerful bio-absorbent material in the Tule Valley in Mexico City, which is an area with water seriously contaminated with nickel and lead.
The bio-absorbent cilantro can be used in place of the typical charcoal, which is more expensive, in order to capture the toxicity of metals.
According to Schauer:
“Organic toxins can take over quite easily with a number of different methods, but the only way to really get rid of heavy metals is to treat them with filtering agents like activated charcoal, but those types of materials are very expensive. They are a little expensive for us to use, but they are very expensive for the people who live in that region.
In order to use the purifying properties of coriander, simply add a handful of it in a jar or 2 liters of highly contaminated water.