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 the treatment of 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 brain. Promising results have shown that Vitamin K helps with bone mass building by the promotion of 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 negative side effects found in Valium such as confusion and aggression.
Cilantro may lower blood sugar
Researchers studying cilantro on the blood sugar levels in animals have found a link between diabetes diagnosis and how cilantro helps to support a healthy liver function and a healthy balanced blood sugar levels. Researchers have long believed that cilantro could be a simple remedy for diabetes. Consuming cilantro helps to increase the secretion of insulin and lower blood sugar.
Cilantro may be an effective antibacterial agent
Current studies are showing that cilantro contains an antibacterial agent that may prove to be a safe and natural way to fight Salmonella, a deadly cause of foodborne illness. Cilantro contains dodecenal which has been found to be twice as effective as the commonly used antibiotic drug Gentamicin at killing Salmonella. Early studies have shown that dodecenal is a potent antibiotic. Cilantro seeds and leaves were found to contain up to 8 other antibiotic compounds.
Cilantro is great for allergies
Many studies have shown that cilantro has a very strong antihistamine property. This property can help to reduce the uncomfortable effects of seasonal allergies and hay fever. The oil from cilantro has shown to be effective in reducing allergic reactions to contact with plants, food, insects and other substances known to cause allergic reactions. Researchers have found that consuming cilantro can help to 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 their oil derived from the plant is as well.