Botanical Name: Coriandrum sativum
Components: Cilantro is a highly valued culinary herb featured in a wide variety of cultural foods from Asian cuisine to Mexican dishes. Cilantro is the leaf part of the coriander plant which is harvested before the plant bolts, creating the coriander seed which is also used as a delicious and flavorful seasoning.
Overview: Besides its culinary uses, cilantro is also praised for its medicinal properties. A powerful detoxifier, cilantro may help the body eliminate heavy metals such as mercury, lead, and aluminum. In addition to its detoxifying properties, studies have also shown its potential effectiveness in the reduction of cancer cells, particularly prostate and breast cancer.
Uses: Used for cooking