Non-purified tap water can contain many harmful heavy metals which are known to be harmful to our health.
By using natural cilantro, however, you can purify your water to make it safe to drink in a 100% natural way.
Many people use plastic water filters to to remove undesirable things from tap water, but using cilantro is a more natural, purer way in which to do this.
Tap water has been known to include chlorine, fluoride, and different amounts of dissolved minerals such as calcium, magnesium, sodium, chlorides, sulfates as well as the metals iron, manganese, copper, aluminum, nitrates, insecticides and herbicides.
Scarier still, some tested tap water has shown traces of pharmaceutical drugs such as antibiotics and mood stabilizers, proving you never really know what could be in your water each time you turn on the tap.
Although found only in traces, heavy metal accumulate in your body if not flushed out, and can lead to serious health problems further down the line. Accumulative heavy metals have been linked to Parkinson’s disease and even Alzheimer’s.
Cilantro is so effective at removing these toxins because chemicals bind to cilantro, extracting themselves out of the water when they come into contact with it. It’s like nature’s own water filter.
Douglas Schauer from Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette, Indiana has been studying the effects of cilantro as a water purifier.
He said “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.”
Use a handful of cilantro into about every 2 litres of water you wish to use to ensure cleaner, better water.