Cilantro is the leaf of the herb most the world knows as Coriander. Its use can be traced back over 5000 years. Hippocrates used it as an aromatic stimulant. The Romans took it to Britain, and the British took it to North America. Spanish conquistadors introduced it to Peru and Mexico, where it spread north to the Americas.
Alpha-pinene, lauric acid, p-cymene,
The fresh or dried leaf and stem, chopped.
Can be used to make teas, but more often used in cooking.
Cilantro is more than just tasty, it's also antimicrobial. The essential oils in cilantro are especially effective against listeria bacteria, and also slow the growth of e. Coli and salmonella. Combining cilantro with onion or garlic increases its ability to keep food fresh. It is also thought to be an aphrodisiac, and is mentioned as such in tales of the Arabian nights over 1000 years ago.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. These food products may be beneficial for supporting optimal health.
For educational purposes only.