Tap water is full of fluoride, chlorine and other amounts of different dissolved minerals including sodium, magnesium, calcium, bicarbonates, chlorides and sulfates. In some cases it has aluminum, iron, copper, manganese, herbicides, nitrates and insecticides.

As addition, one report that was made by the Associated Press, based on a study that included examination of 24 municipal tap waters proved that in our water supply there are small quantities of pharmaceuticals —such as antibiotics, mood stabilizers, hormones and other medicines as well.

The issue with heavy metals is that they built up in our body and they cause different health problems which can have a serious impact on literally each and every big organ in our body.

Different studies prove that heavy metals in our body can be involved in everything starting from Alzheimer’s to other cardiovascular diseases, kidney dysfunction, behavioral problems, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and paralysis.

However, the amazing herb cilantro is extraordinary water purifier and it can absorb the dangerous heavy metals and chemicals metals such as nickel and lead.

Why Cilantro?

Cilantro contains chemical agents which bind to toxic metals and they wrest them free from the tissues and flush them out of our body.

The secret is that cilantro has special structure of the outer walls of its microscopic cells which comprise the plant.

That is why can absorb the heavy metals perfectly.

One research that was lead by Douglas Schauer from the Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette, Indiana along with one group of Mexican researchers proved that cilantro leaves are very cheap way to filter the water mostly in poor regions where the water is not clean.

They tested different samples of plants and concluded that cilantro is the most powerful bioabsorbant and prevalent material in Tule Valley in Mexico City.

The water in this place is heavily contaminated with nickel and lead. In order to capture the metal toxicity they use typical charcoal which is extremely expensive.

“We can get rid of these organic toxins easily using different methods. However, the best way to eliminate them is to use filtering agents such as activated charcoal. However, they can be rather expensive for people who live there.”- said Schauer.

How to Use Cilantro

Take one handful of cilantro and you can clean approximately 2 liters of extremely contaminated water.