The tap water contains loads of substances, including chlorine, fluoride, dissolved minerals in various amounts, insecticides, and herbicides.
According to a study conducted on 24 municipal tap waters, as reported by the Associated Press, our drinking water supplies contain little amounts of pharmaceuticals, which include mood stabilizers, antibiotics, hormones, etc.
Heavy metals accumulate in the body, resulting in numerous health complications, including:
- Heart disease
- Kidney dysfunction
- Parkinson’s disease
- Behavioral problems
Fortunately, cilantro is effective in purifying water, as it absorbs heavy metals and toxins. It has chemical agents that bind with those metals, and wrestle them free from the tissues, and then eliminate them from the system.
Its power is attributed to the structure of the outside walls of microscopic cells, which allow the absorption of the heavy metals.
According to a team of researchers under the leadership of Douglas Schauer from Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette, Indiana, cilantro leaves offer the cheapest way to filter water, and they can be used in poor areas to purify the unclean water, as opposed to filtering agents such as activated charcoal, which are quite expensive.
According to Schauer:
“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.”
If you want to benefit from the purifying effects of cilantro, simply add a handful of it to 2 liters of extremely contaminated water.