Simple Herbal Extracts | Cilantro



Botanical Name

Coriandrum sativum

Part Used

aerial parts


None *

Traditional Information*

The seed of this herb is the common spice coriander. The leaves are used in Mexican, Indian and Thai cuisine for their unique spicy flavor and to prevent and relieve gas and nausea. Recent use has focused on this plantís alleged ability to increase heavy metal excretion, especially of mercury. There is no scientific data to support this belief, but many clinicians claim to have seen benefits in practice. Cilantro is useful for flatulence and borborygmus, intestinal viruses, and bacterial diarrhea.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

©2012 Herbal Therapeutics Research Library. All rights reserved

*Disclaimer: The information on historical, ethnobotanical and phytotherapeutic uses of herbs and traditional formulas contained herein is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the information discussed. Should you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any preparation mentioned, the author strongly suggests consulting a professional health care advisor.