The regular water we consume or tap water is full of heavy metals, thus dissolved amounts of calcium, magnesium, sodium, chlorides, sulfates, and bicarbonates.

It can also contain iron, manganese, copper, aluminum, nitrates, insecticides and herbicides.

Also a report by the Associated Press, stated that even small amounts of antibiotics, hormones, mood stabilizers, and other drugs – are in our drinking water supplies.

These heavy metals accumulate in the body, causing numerous health problems that can seriously impact every major organ in the body.

Studies show that heavy metals in the body may be implicated in everything from Alzheimer’s to cardiovascular disease, from behavioral problems to kidney dysfunction, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and even paralysis.

But instead of buying expensive water filters, there is natural and cheap solution cilantro (coriander). It is an excellent water purifier, absorbing harmful chemicals and heavy metals such as lead and nickel.

Why Cilantro ( Coriander)?

Due to its chemical agents that bind to toxic metals, coriander wresting them free from tissues and flushing them out of the body.

The secret in this plant for purifying power lies in the structure of the outer walls of the microscopic cells that make up the plant.

The architecture of these walls make them ideal for absorbing heavy metals.

According to a research team lead by Douglas Schauer from Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette, Indiana along with a group of Mexican researchers, cilantro leaves is a cheaper way to filter water especially poorer regions where water is not clean.

The team tested various samples of plants and determined that cilantro is the most prevalent and powerful bioabsorbant material in the Tule Valley in Mexico City where water is heavily contaminated with lead and nickel. The cilantro bioabsorbant is replaced by the typical charcoal, which is more costly, in order to capture metal toxicity.

Schauer says, “The organic toxins we can take care of pretty easily with a number of different methods, but the only way to really get rid of those heavy metals is to treat them with filtering agents like activated charcoal, but those types of materials are kind of expensive.

They are a little expensive for us to use, but they are very expensive for the people living in that region.”

How to Use Cilantro (Coriander)
A handful of cilantro will clean a pitcher (about 2 liters) of highly contaminated water.