Even though majority of people are aware of the fact that the tap water that they use every day is full of fluoride, chlorine, and different amounts of dissolved minerals like magnesium, chlorides, sulfates, calcium, bicarbonates, and sodium, they still continue to drink it regularly, thinking that it won’t have an impact on their health.
The Associated Press published a study conducted on 24 municipalities which showed that there are also small quantities of pharmaceuticals like hormones, mood stabilizers, hormones, and other drugs in our drinking water supplies.
The heavy metals found in tap water accumulate in our body, and can cause a number of health problems that can have a serious impact literally on every organ in our body.
Numerous studies proved that these heavy metals can contribute to various health problems including Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, kidney dysfunction, behavioral problems, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and even paralysis.
Fortunately, you can prevent these harmful chemicals and heavy metals from entering your body with the use of one herb.
Well, we are talking about cilantro! It has been found that this popular herb is an amazing water purifier, absorbing all these toxic compounds.
Cilantro contains chemical agents that have the ability to bind to toxic metals, wresting them free from tissues and eliminating from the body.
Cilantro has powerful purifying properties because of the structure of the outer walls of the microscopic cells that make up the plant. These walls have an ideal architecture for absorbing heavy metals.
Douglas Schauer from Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette, Indiana conducted a study which proved that cilantro is a cheaper and effective way which can help to filter water, particularly for poorer areas where water is polluted.
Various samples of plants were tested in the study, and the results showed that cilantro is definitely the most powerful and effective bioabsorbant material in the Tule Valley in Mexico City where water is highly polluted with nickel and lead.
In order to capture metal toxicity, the cilantro bioabsorbant is replaced by the typical charcoal, which is significantly more costly. According to Schauer, there are various different methods which can help to take care of the organic toxins.
However, the most effective way to really eliminate those heavy metals is to treat them with filtering agents such as activated charcoal.
Unfortunately, these materials are kind of expensive. Well, for us maybe this is a little expensive and we may be able to afford them, but for people living in that region, they are definitely very expensive and unaffordable!
How to Use Cilantro
Add a handful of cilantro 2 liters of water. This will clean the highly contaminated water!