Health Benefits of Cilantro

Cilantro Is High in Vitamin K

Research has shown the importance of Vitamin K for its potential bone mass building and its role in treating Alzheimer’s patients. Cilantro contains over 250% of the daily recommended intake of Vitamin K. Research shows Vitamin K helps Alzheimer’s patients by limiting neuronal damage in their brains. Promising results have shown that Vitamin K helps with the bone mass building by promoting osteotropic activity in the bones.

Cilantro Promotes Sleep and May Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Research has found that people who eat cilantro benefit from calmer nerves and improved sleep quality because of its natural sedative effects. A recent study found that high levels of cilantro extract can produce the same levels of anti-anxiety effects as Valium. Researchers believe that cilantro can relieve anxiety and improve sleep without adverse side effects found in valiums, such as confusion and aggression.

Cilantro May Lower Blood Sugar

Researchers observed a correlation between diabetes diagnosis and cilantro’s ability to support healthy liver function and blood sugar levels in a test. They have long suspected cilantro could treat diabetes. And consumption of cilantro raises insulin secretion and lowers blood sugar.

Cilantro May Be an Effective Antibacterial Agent

Current studies show that cilantro contains an antibacterial agent that may be a safe and natural way to fight Salmonella, a deadly cause of foodborne illness. Dodecenal, a compound in cilantro, is twice as effective at killing Salmonella as the regularly prescribed antibiotic Gentamicin. Dodecenal is a promising antibiotic, according to preliminary research. Another eight antibiotic substances were discovered in cilantro seeds and leaves.

Cilantro Is Excellent for Allergies

Many studies have shown that cilantro has a potent antihistamine property. This property can help to reduce the uncomfortable effects of seasonal allergies and hay fever. The oil from cilantro has been shown to reduce allergic reactions to contact with plants, food, insects, and other substances known to cause allergic reactions. Researchers have found that consuming cilantro can help fight anaphylaxis hives and the dangerous swelling of the throat and glands. More studies are being done to see just how effective the cilantro plant is and how effective the oil derived from the plant is.

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