Cilantro is one of the most effective and gentle detoxifiers of heavy metals and other toxic contaminants. It is excellent for extracting mercury from your body’s organs. This herb is believed to cross the blood-brain barrier and remove heavy metals from the brain.
Cilantro is a rich source of minerals, such as potassium, calcium, manganese, iron and magnesium. It contains high amount of vitamins A and K. It is also a proven antiseptic, antifungal and anti-inflammatory; it can help quickly reduce infection and inflammation as it works to clear your system.
Researchers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi injected an antigen solution into the left hind paws of rats, producing inflammation and swelling similar to that seen in rheumatoid arthritis.
How to Grow Cilantro Indoors
1. Select a pot that has at least 8 inches of soil in it.
2. Fill the pot with a fast-draining potting soil; mix in an organic granular fertilizer.
3. Before seeding, moisten the soil using a fine spray from the hose. Because the seeds are fairly small, mix them in a bowl with sand (3 parts sand to 1 part seed) so they’ll disperse more evenly.
Press the seeds just under the surface of the soil and scattered throughout the top surface of the soil. Cover with another 1⁄4 inch (0.6 cm) of soil.
4. Gently mist the soil so as not to displace the seeds.
5. Cilantro needs full sun to grow, so place it in a sunny window-sill Seeds should germinate in 7 to 10 days.
6. Cut up to 2/3 of the leaves each week, as this will encourage the plant to keep growing. Using this method, it’s possible to harvest four crops of cilantro from a single pot.