Cilantro- a Powerful Blood Purifier
By Sarah Axtell, ND • March 1, 2015
Cilantro is rich in chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is the “green blood of plants.” Chlorophyll closely resembles a component of our red blood cells, hemoglobin. The hemoglobin in our blood is virtually identical to the molecular structure of chlorophyll. This means that it is a powerful blood cleanser and blood purifier
Cilantro is also a potent chelating agent, meaning it reduces toxic heavy metals from our bodies, such as lead and mercury. Try eating it in a concentrated form of a pesto (see recipe), which allows your body to reap the therapeutic, cleansing benefits. Food is medicine!
- ½ cup walnuts
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
- 1 bunch of cilantro, stems removed
- ½ cup fresh basil leaves
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- salt and pepper
- ½ lemon, juiced
- ¼ cup nutritional yeast
Put the walnuts and garlic in food processor and process until it is a paste. Add the cilantro and basil. Pulse until finely chopped. Add olive oil, lemon and nutritional yeast and pulse until well combined. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Serve as a dip or as a topping for fish or tacos.
Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.