Cilantro was used in Ancient Greece as an essential oil in perfumes, and the Romans used the herb to mask the smell of rotten meat. Today we love it not only for its fantastic flavor, but also for its healing benefits.
Cilantro is most recognized for its effectiveness with toxic metal cleansing. The chemical compounds in the herb bind to toxic metals and loosen them from the tissue. After eating the plant regularly, those who have suffered from mercury exposure have reported a lessening of the disorientation often associated with the sickness.