Google+ Organic Gardens Network™: 5 Benefits of Cilantro

Friday, July 16, 2010

5 Benefits of Cilantro

Benefit #1 - Bag the Bloat
Cilantro is a natural diuretic, helps to aid digestion, and prevents nausea. Chop and sprinkle on a salad.

Benefit #2 - Make Meals Safer
The essential oil in cilantro kills salmonella and E. coli according to studies in the Journal of Agriculture Chemistry. Use it in your marinades.

Benefit #3 - Get Smooth Skin
The oils in cilantro can also calm irritated skin. Sooth and hydrate your skin naturally with this body mask...Blend 1/2 an avocado, a squeeze of lemon juice, 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, and 1/4 cup avocado oil. Apply, leave on for 20 min., then shower off.

Benefit #4 - Ease Post-workout Aches
Cilantro is anti-inflammatory. Ease your aches by combining 2 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro with 1/4 cup aloe vera gel and rub on sore areas.

Benefit #5 - End-of-day Boost
Chopped fresh cilantro has a stimulating scent that will perk you up at the end of a long day.

Can you add to this list of Cilantro's benefits?

Source: Health Magazine, April 2010

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